Rhubarb Panna Cotta with Roasted Rhubarb

Rhubarb Panna Cotta with Roasted Rhubarb

This is a creamy light dessert, the roasted rhubarb is a tasty, seasonal and colourful addition.
Serves 4 

For the roasted rhubarb

500g/1lb 2oz Fresh Rhubarb cut into 3cm/ 1 ¼ in pieces
2 tbsp castor sugar
4 tbsp apple juice

For the Panna Cotta

75g/3oz caster sugar
150ml/5 fl oz double cream
2 leaves gelatine, soaked in a bowl of water until soft
300ml/11fl oz buttermilk

Method:

1.    First roast the rhubarb by heating the oven to 200C/Gas 6. Place the rhubarb in a roasting tray sprinkling over the sugar and apple juice, roast for 10 minutes or until just tender.
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3.    Blend 125g/5oz of the roasted rhubarb to a purée in a food processor.  Reserve the remaining roasted rhubarb.
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5.    Now on to the panna cotta, in a saucepan bring the sugar and cream to a simmer, stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved. Squeeze the gelatine and add to the pan, continue to simmer until dissolved.
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7.    Add the rhubarb purée and stir until well combined, remove from the heat and set aside to cool.  Add the buttermilk and stir well.
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9.    Place 4 ramekins or dariole moulds on to a baking tray.  Place a piece of the reserved roasted rhubarb onto the bottom of each of the moulds, pour the panna cotta mixture  over.  Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until set.
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11.    To serve, remove the panna cotta from the fridge. Dip the base of each bowl in a pan of boiled water for a second or so .  Gently slide a knife around the edge of each panna cotta turn out on to the centre of a serving plate. Spoon the remaining reserved rhubarb complete
12.    with juices around the edge of each serving plate. 

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