I spotted some gorgeous Blood Oranges while grocery shopping the other day and couldn’t resist buying them!I just love the vibrant color and the sweetness and decided to try a dessert.Something I’d never made before.Panacotta.I wanted to somehow incorporate the Blood Orange and decided to make a delicous sauce to go with the Panacotta.
So what is Panacotta? Panacotta is an Italian pudding that uses cream,milk, sugar and gelatine that helps it set and you can top it up with any fruits you prefer.I’ve used a combination of Greek Yoghurt,Half and half and Whole Milk and this recipe serves four.The pudding is lighter than usual because of the Greek Yoghurt and sets beautifully.You could serve it unmouled onto a plate or in your ready to serve pretty dishes.
Let’s talk about my sauce for a bit.I could never have imagined it to go so perfectly with the Panacotta,but it does.The juice and zest of the Blood Orange just adds so much freshness to it and every bite asks for a bit of the sauce.It looks really pretty on the plate and my kids finished it off in no time.Panacotta is perfect for a crowd,since it can be made a day ahead.Enjoy!
Recipe slightly adapted from Food Network