Rose Buttermilk Panna Cotta & Drunken Rhubarb

Overall, Panna Cotta must be one of the best desserts to experiment with! It is a very easy dish to prepare (although it doesn’t look it) and you can make it ahead of time, which is fantastic when you have guests to deal with. It also has a great shelf life – some sources mentioned 10 days, although that sounds a bit optimistic! 😉 It is just so versatile! Once you have found a good base recipe, you can customise it to your taste, either by adding: fruits (passion fruit, strawberry…), flowers (rose, lavender, chamomile…), herbs (basil, rosemary…) or spices (cardamom, cinnamon, star anis…); steep the cream with tea bags (matcha, earl grey…) or exchange the milk with yoghurt, buttermilk or even soft goat cheese – the possibilities are endless!!!

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Bellini Party – The Imperialini

Bellini Party - The Imperialini

So, the Bellini Party goes on with a wonderfully sensual mix of peaches, blueberries and vanilla.  A truly imperial mix! The colour is a vibrant shade of purple – perfectly reflecting the summer mood (although it looks slightly somber in these pictures – of which more later).  Continue reading “Bellini Party – The Imperialini”

Bellini Party – The Lovini

Bellini Party - The Lovini

1 year of Françoise La Prune – time to celebrate and what better way than with a series of 3 luxuriant Bellinis! Summertime is the perfect backdrop in which to serve these Prosecco-based cocktails – the rich fruity hues hinting at both health and freshness (but probably only delivering on one of these)! 😉  Continue reading “Bellini Party – The Lovini”