Here's what happened:
1) I bought 6 yellow ramekins
2) I got a sample of 2 mini PAMA Liquer Bottles
3) Sally sent me a recipe for Buttermilk Panna Cotta from Blackberry Farm Cookbook
Ingredients (slightly edited from the original version)
1 Packet powdered gelatin
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup sugar
2 Vanilla Beans
2 1/4 Cups Buttermilk
2 cups of strawberries (or any fruit for topping)
strawberries and blueberries
1. Combine the gelatin and 1/4 cup half and half and microwave on high stopping every 10 secs to stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan combine remaining 1 1/4 cup of half and half with 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla beans. Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat. Immediately turn off heat and add gelatin mixture. Stir until it is completely melted.
3. Pour the mixture through a strainer into another container/bowl and discard vanilla beans pods.
4. Place your bowl or container into a bowl of ice water and stir until the mixture is no longer warm.
5. Whisk in buttermilk and divide into 6 ramekins.
6. Cover each ramekin with plastic wrap and refrigerate for three hours. [NOTE: mine took way longer than 3 hours to set up.]
And what about PAMA "Boozy" Berries?
I cut strawberries and halved blueberries and covered them with PAMA liquer. Let the berries marinade for at least an hour in the refrigerator. Once your panna cotta is set up, top each with berries. And I suppose you can drink the remaining juices ;)
I made half of the recipe because I really did not feel the need to eat all 6 portions. I also used a small glass as one of the containers.
This was my 1st time making panna cotta, and I consider this quite a success! The flavor was great: the buttermilk offset the sweetness of the half & half, and the "Boozy" berries provided a bit of a spunk.
Turns out you can freeze panna cotta! Which is exactly what I'm doing with two portions that I haven't eaten yet.
What's your favorite way to flavor panna cotta?