Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly.

Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly.

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m semi-addicted to panna cotta. I discovered how incredibly quick and simple it was to make and now I want to make new versions all the time. I’ve turned it into tarts like this Pistachio Rose Panna Cotta Tart (the most popular post on the blog). I’ve turn it into Cheesecakes, like my Mango Panna Cotta Coconut Cheesecake. I even gave it a Christmas vibe with my Boozy Eggnog Panna Cotta. The latest version is this Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly.

Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly.

The Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Aside from taking next to no time to make (aka 10 minutes – really!), panna cotta is everything you want in a dessert.

  • The texture is silky smooth
  • It feels totally luxurious
  • Panna cotta can be made ahead of time so it’s perfect for dinner parties

Making panna cotta is as simple as heating buttermilk, gelatine and sugar until smooth and then pouring it into serving dishes. That’s it. You don’t even bring it to a simmer so it takes less than 10 minutes. There is about a 2 hour wait time for them to set and tadaa! Done.

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Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly.

The Blood Orange Jelly

I’m also totally addicted to blood oranges at the moment. It’s nearing the end of Winter here in Australia so the seriously short blood orange season has arrived. The inside is a mixture of orange and dark red and they taste mostly like a normal orange with a hint of berry. So unbelievably delicious.

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This again is as simple as heating some blood orange juice, gelatine and a tiny bit of sugar and you have jelly.

The blood orange jelly you see on these little Buttermilk Panna Cotta has not been enhanced in any way. That’s the genuine colour of blood orange juice. I think they are redder at different times during the season but these are the ones I found, right at the start of the season.

Here’s the thing, if you can’t get blood oranges, just make an orange jelly instead. It will taste very similar and your friends will think you toiled for hours to make such a pretty little dessert.

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Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly.

Options, options, options

You can put your jelly on the top or bottom, it’s totally up to you. You can also make the panna cotta so that you can turn it out onto a plate like I have here or make them in glasses like these Strawberry Panna Cotta or in little glass jars like my Vanilla Chai Panna Cotta. So many options!

These Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly will be on the menu at my Mum and Dads 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday and I can’t wait to see 30 of them all lined up. Too gorgeous. Keep an eye out for my Saturday post which is another little finger food treat that will adorn the anniversary dinner table.

 


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Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly.

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly

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Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly. 

Ingredients

For the Blood Orange Jelly

For the Buttermilk Panna Cotta

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 1/4 teaspoons powdered gelatine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 300 ml (10 fl oz) thickened pouring cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Blood Orange Syrup (optional)

  • 3/4 cup blood orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • For the Blood Orange Jelly
  • If you plan on turning the panna cotta out onto your serving plates, start by lightly oiling 6 moulds or ramekins.
  • Pour the blood orange juice into a small saucepan and sprinkle the gelatine evenly over the top. Let it sit for 2 minutes then turn the heat on very low and stir until the gelatine has dissolved.
  • Add the sugar and stir for another minute until dissolved.
  • Turn the heat off and pour evenly into your ramekins. Place in the fridge to set for two hours before proceeding.
  • For the Buttermilk Panna Cotta
  • Pour the buttermilk into a small saucepan and sprinkle the gelatine evenly over the top. Let it sit for 5 minutes until wrinkly then turn the heat on very low and stir until the gelatine has dissolved.
  • Add the sugar and stir for another minute until dissolved.
  • Turn the heat off and add the cream, vanilla and salt. Stir well then pour evenly into your ramekins over the jelly. Place in the fridge to set for around two hours or until set.
  • To make the syrup
  • Pour the blood orange juice, water and sugar into a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves, then simmer on low for around 20 minutes until thickened. Allow the syrup to cool before serving with the panna cotta.

Notes

  1. I use a standard Australian 20ml tablespoon (4 teaspoons worldwide)
  2. If blood oranges aren't available, just use normal oranges
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Buttermilk Panna Cotta is sweet and creamy but also a little tangy. A super quick and easy dessert, this one is topped with blood orange jelly.