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Jasmine Tea-Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Sometimes a special snack is needed to encourage students during Exam Week.  :D  This week I made Jasmine Tea-Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce from Southern Living.  I love Southern Living recipes.  They've never let me down!

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Jasmine Tea-Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon cold water
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 (3-inch) orange peel strip, white part removed
3 regular-size jasmine tea bags
1 vanilla bean
2 cups whole buttermilk
1/8 teaspoon table salt
Berry Sauce (recipe follows)

1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine cream and next 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Split vanilla bean; scrape seeds into cream mixture, and place bean in mixture.
3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or just until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat; immediately stir in gelatin mixture until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes.
4. Discard tea bags and vanilla bean. Stir in buttermilk and salt. Strain into a heatproof glass measuring cup. Divide among 8 (6-oz.) glasses. Cover and chill 24 hours. Serve with Berry Sauce.

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Berry Sauce

6 ounces fresh raspberries
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Coarsely mash 3/4 cup raspberries and next 4 ingredients in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Stir in remaining raspberries just before serving.

NOTE:  I used Twinings jasmine tea, caster sugar, and a Meyer lemon.

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Southern Living 
MARCH 2013

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Do you have a go-to special after school snack for your kids?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Panna Cotta is my new favorite fancy dessert! I love the consistency of it and it's perfect for summer.

  2. Good Morning Ricki Sweetie...
    Oh what a wonderful treat you have shared. It looks so elegant. I have already jotted down the ingredients and plan to try really soon. Added a couple of the items to the grocery list as well.

    You always share the nicest things. Thank you for making me smile this morning. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs, smiles and much love, Sherry

  3. LOVE panna cotta. It is one of my fav recipes of all time. Yours looks awesome.

  4. Oh, Fedora would LOVE that! He's a nut for buttermilk and heavy cream recipes, as well as fresh berry anything. Thanks! I'll have to surprise him with it sometime. :D

  5. It would almost be worth going back to school to come home to that snack!

  6. Oh man, can I come and live at your house. I'll even go back to school if I get after-school treats like that. It looks delicious.

  7. What an elegant treat! I agree that Southern Living recipes are always good. I love Panna Cotta, I never thought of the addition of tea...interesting and I'm sure delicious. Plus, it is just pretty!

  8. this looks so yummy! i wish my after school snacks had been so yummy ;)

  9. This looks delish! When my kids were home the most popular after school snack was chocolate chip from the oven if I could time it right! I love the recipes on SL too. Thanks for sharing this one!

  10. I just made these (with spiced Earl Grey instead of Jasmine tea) and they're DECADENT! Fedora loved his, but I can't finish mine it's so rich. YUM!


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