Panna Cotta is the probably one of the most simplest of desserts. It is a softly set pudding that is simply made with cream, sugar and gelatin. It originated in Northern Italy, where the name literally means cooked cream.
Today, Panna Cotta is almost invariably made with gelatin, which gives it a smooth mouthfeel and a melt-in-the-mouth texture. But you can create a wide spectrum of taste and richness depending on the type of dairy used. You can create a very light, soft pudding using milk and fruit puree, or an intensely rich, thick pudding using mostly cream.
1 cup whole milk
1 T unflavored powdered gelatin
3 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup honey
1 T sugar
pinch of salt
2 cups assorted berries
2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
4 T milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
1. Add milk into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Let sit for 3-5 minutes to soften. Pour mixture into a saucepan and stir over medium heat until gelatin dissolves, but does not boil. Add the cream, honey, sugar and salt. Stir 5-7 minutes and remove from heat.
2. Separate into three bowls and flavor with preferred flavorings. Layer flavors into 6 martini glasses.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Then beat in the sugar and vanilla. Gradually add in the gluten-free flour and mix until just combined.
4. Roll out the dough until flat. Using a circle cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until just starting to brown. Allow to cool and place cookies on top of each glass.