Panna cotta should be a soft custard consistency. This was more like rubber. Flavor is fine but the gelatin needs to be decreased to about 1 tablespoon.
The sauce is excellent. The panna cotta is too healthy tasting. It is more of a cool jellow dessert.
Beautiful, simple summer dessert. Easy, too. Came out perfectly. It got rave reviews at my last dinner party. I found that I got 8 servings by using 4 oz ramekins, not 6 oz. Also, 1 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine is 2 envelopes of Knox unflavored gelatine.
Only two starts because I followed the recipe, but it came out too loose. However, I will try it again with more gelatin, because the flavor was delicious. I added fresh blueberries to the blueberry sauce. It has lots of potential, but it didn't work out when I made it. Fortunately my guests were forgiving and we all enjoyed the taste.
I have made this several times. Good, easy, and different.
Very good flavor. I was looking for a LIGHT panna cotta and this was it. I will try it again and cut down on the amount of gelatin. It was a little too firm. I'll also try it with Blueberry Kefir in place of the buttermilk. The Blueberry sauce superb. I did add a dollop of my own seedless blackberry preserves. Mmmm.
Such a shame and such a waste of ingredients! I lloovvee panna cotta and this is not panna cotta - this is jello-fied milk. If you're looking for a jello type desert - one you can actually cut into cubes - then this is the dessert for you. If you're looking for a tender, light, smooth, custardy dessert, keep looking. (However, the blueberry sauce was AWESOME!!) I actually sent some home with the dinner guests.)
The rating is for the blueberry sauce. Used it to pair with a low fat lemon pie. Luscious, easy to make. Could be used to top pancakes, angel cake, whatever. Very berry!
Considering regular panna cotta is made with heavy cream, this recipe was fabulous and so much healthier! I made the recipe exactly as written. By the way, 1 1/2 T gelatin = 2 packs. I just put all of it in one bowl and we scooped it out and topped with sauce. Individual containers would be nice for guests. The blueberry sauce would be great for other things like ice cream, pancakes and waffles, plain yogurt, etc. Will def make this again and try other CL panna cotta recipes.
I'd been meaning to try this recipe since I cut it out of the magazine years ago, so my husband made it for me for mothers day. Yum! Added a little extra lemon, I like things bright. Can't wait to have it again, maybe next time for company. It's beautiful, easy and excellent. In response to Delia - panna cotta *is* milky jello. Not sure what you expected from a recipe that calls for milk, sugar, and gelatin, but not liking panna cotta isn't a reason to rate a panna cotta recipe poorly. This is a solid recipe.