In December I had the opportunity to host a lovely dinner party as well as cook a birthday celebration dinner for my mother. For both dinners I wanted a jewel of a dessert that was small, yet luscious and satisfying. Panna cotta was my choice for both settings, but I changed up the fruit component and presentation. I had never made panna cotta before, but I’ve eaten it plenty. I never realized how easy it was to make at home. The quality of the ingredients in this dish are extremely important, so try to use fresh local or organic milk and buttermilk (homemade if you can-great link here at Punk Domestics) as it totally impacts the flavor in this simple dessert.