A classic Italian dessert known the world over, it's surprising how easy panna cotta is to make. We have classic panna cotta recipes, infused with grappa, as well as unique twists on the original recipe.
This is such an easy, but beautiful dessert to serve for company in the summer when fresh berries are in season. Gelatine leaves work better, but powdered gelatine is easier to find generally.
The traditional recipe for this 'cooked cream', from the Piedmont region of Italy, is made with rich double cream. This lighter version of panna cotta, served with a pretty rhubarb and strawberry compote, is delightfully smooth and creamy yet much lower in fat. Prepare it the day before serving, if possible.
A traditional, easy and delicious Italian pud. I had a difficult time finding a good and easy recipe on the internet, so I made up my own recipe. It tastes just like the panna cotta served in Italy. This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator.
This recipe is great as it's refreshing also it can be made two days ahead so nice for dinner parties. It's easy to make this dairy free, but you can also use regular milk if allergies aren't an issue.
This version of panna cotta is not only simple, but delicious. It is served with a fresh strawberry sauce. If you can't get hold of fresh strawberries, substitute in frozen ones.