Orange panna cotta with roasted rhubarb


For the panna cotta
  • 2 blood oranges, juice and rind reserved
  • 75g/2½oz caster sugar
  • 150ml/5fl oz double cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • 2 gelatine leaves, soaked in water for a few minutes until soft
  • 300ml/10½fl oz buttermilk
For the roasted rhubarb
  • 300g/10½oz rhubarb, cut in 2cm/¾in pieces
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

Preparation method

  1. For the panna cotta, preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Gas 1.

  2. Place the orange rind onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until completely dry.

  3. Heat the dried rind, sugar, cream and vanilla together in a small pan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the orange rind and vanilla.

  4. Squeeze the excess water from the softened gelatine then add to the cream mixture and continue to simmer until dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the buttermilk.

  5. Place four dariole moulds or ramekins onto a baking tray and pour in the panna cotta mixture. Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, or until set.

  6. For the roasted rhubarb, preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  7. Place the rhubarb in a roasting tray, sprinkle over the sugar, then drizzle over the orange juice.

  8. Roast the rhubarb in the oven for 8-12 minutes, or until just tender.

  9. To serve, remove the panna cotta from the fridge. Briefly dip the base of each mould into a bowl of boiled water. Gently slide a knife around the edge of each panna cotta and turn out into the centre of a serving plate. Place the roasted rhubarb on the side and drizzle over any juice left in the pan.

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen

Over 2 hours preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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