Serious Eats: Recipes
Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Raspberries
This panna cotta recipe from The Seasonal Baker is simple; buttermilk and vanilla paste combine to provide an elegant tang. Placed atop orange zest-flavored sugar cookies, the crumbly-smooth contrast can't be beat.
Note: Vanilla paste is a viscous, concentrated vanilla flavoring made with the tiny black seeds of long, thin, black vanilla beans. In the home kitchen, I recommend the paste instead of the beans for most recipes because the paste is less expensive and more convenient, and it has a longer shelf life. Vanilla paste is available at specialty stores. Refrigerate for up to several months.
Reprinted with permission from The Seasonal Baker by John Barricelli. Copyright © 2012. Published by Clarkson Potter. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.