Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Cumquat Sauce

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