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Sweet Corn Panna Cotta

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta

  • Sweet Corn Panna Cotta
  • Taking the kernels off the cob
  • Katies self-described sweet, jammy mess of cooked down blackberries

By Alex Tillotson, contributor

August 10th, 2012

I'm sure you all appreciate the light, healthy posts I share with you fairly often. But today I have a blog for you that must be good based solely on its name: Butter Tree. I mean, who doesn't love butter? And who doesn't love trees? Oh and by the way, it really is a wonderful blog.

Exhibit A: Sweet Corn Panna Cotta. Need I say more? Katie's recipe has just a handful of ingredients, like sweet corn and blackberries, picked straight from summer's bounty. I would describe her process myself, but she puts it so beautifully that I'll let her tell you just how simple this recipe was. 

"I cooked down a few handfuls of blackberries to a sweet, jammy mess. I cut pearly corn kernels from their cobs. I steeped these in a milky bath. I whisked in some cream, some gelatin, poured it all into glasses, and held my breath. This paean of mine, this paean turned panna cotta--it's still mostly just a daydream. There are a few lines to it for now--spoonfuls that recall unmistakably the melting sweetness of a good ear of corn, fingers and mouths stained purple from an afternoon of berry-picking, and, maybe, just faintly, poolside barbecues and full bellies."

Visit Butter Tree for other gorgeous dessert recipes, seasonal treats and more.

posted in: Blogs, summer, desserts, panna cotta, blackberries, sweet corn
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