Panna cotta is a sweet Italian dessert that literally translates as ‘cooked cream.’ It couldn’t be easier to make and simply involves thickening sweetened cream with gelatin and leaving to set. The beauty of panna cotta is that you can then flavour it with vanilla, rum, coffee or any of your favourite additions. I love the look of using a real vanilla pod as you’re left with beautiful black flecks throughout the creamy panna cotta.
This classic dessert really is one of my favourite summer treats but depending on the time of year, you can serve it with fresh fruit, a berry coulis, a caramel sauce etc. In this recipe, I’ve combined it with slow roasted rhubarb scented with honey, star anise and orange zest and it is a brilliant combination of sweetness paired with the tart rhubarb.Continue reading >>