Easy, inexpensive and eye-catching holiday dessert. Classic panna cotta topped with slices of peaches arranged in a burst pattern. Gorgeous. Delicious.
Panna cotta is an Italian creamy pudding made by cooking cream, sugar and gelatin, letting the mixture cool until firm, then serving it plain or topped with fruits or nuts, or even drizzled with syrup. Unlike a gelatin pudding, there is more liquid and less gelatin in panna cotta to achieve that soft and creamy texture. But that, of course, is not a hard and fast rule. Use the proportion that will yield a texture that you like best.
Although the Italian name may sound intimidating, panna cotta is really simple to make. It is also a very inexpensive dessert. And yet, you can prepare it in such a way that it looks really sophisticated. »