I had a lot of leftover buttermilk sitting in my fridge before we left for Ottawa, so we decided to get rid of it by trying something new.
This panna cotta recipe came from Alexandra’s Kitchen, and was just as easy and quick to make as the instructions said.
I had about 3 cups of buttermilk, so I decided to double the recipe.
Dissolve one package (or 1 tablespoon) unflavoured gelatin in 1/2 cup hot water and leave it for about five minutes to soften. Eww.
In a saucepan, heat 1 cup milk (not skim) and 1 cup granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is hot but not boiling.
Remove from heat and pour in the gelatin. Add 3 cups buttermilk, stir, and then add 2 teaspoons vanilla.
You can see the consistency at this point looks exactly like baby spit up. Yum.
Pour into individual ramekins or other serving dishes. The original recipe recommended pouring them into tall glasses or Mason jars.
Chill for at least 3 hours until firmly set. Then you can invert the dish you put it in over a plate and serve it that way. Or if you put it in something taller you can just eat it out of the glass. Or if you’re not sure, like me, that your gelatin is going to hold up, you can just eat it out of the ramekin or bowl.
We had ours with some blueberry fruit sauce.