Just two Italian words that when spoken, will make you think of sitting at a little trattoria in Rome, sipping an espresso and watching the people around you. Meaning 'cooked cream,' panna cotta struck me as exotic and difficult to make. Then I read a recipe and realised that I was wrong. It's a relatively easy process. I did a little Googling to see if I could make it with coconut milk. Lo and behold...you bet you can!
Panna cotta falls into the category of a 'pretty' dessert: the contrast of white creaminess with whatever you choose to top it with. I didn't want to compete with the coconut and simply topped it with toasted coconut flakes and slivered almonds. I used a recipe from the Inspiring the Everyday blog, where Michael's photography makes the dessert look amazing and delectable. Like Michael, I didn't add any additional flavour, so the panna cotta is very subtle. Next time I make it with coconut milk, I plan on punching up the flavour a little bit.
Find the recipe on 'Inspiring the Everyday' here.