Panna cotta is one of life’s great delights. I love all panna cotta but this one is my favourite.
I remember the time I first tasted buttermilk panna cotta with cumquat sauce. I was at a function to publicise the release of Maggie Beer’s Maggie’s Harvest. It was a 5 course dinner with the menu sourced from the book. The price of the dinner included wine. The wine waiters were a little too generous with refilling our glasses so by the time we got to dessert I was, along with my friends, more than a little intoxicated. It was a great night.
I tasted the dessert and suddenly I felt sober. I could not believe how good it was. I remember turning to my friend and saying, ‘taste the dessert’. She gave me a ‘I’m too full to have another bite’ look. I said, ‘ no, I mean it, taste the dessert’. It was divine. Continue reading