It only sounds pretentious
Yes, I will admit: “Fennel Vanilla Panna Cotta” sounds like it belongs on a snobby restaurant menu and not a dish served after a casual family dinner. So while this dessert boasts a rather pretentious title, it tastes homey and delicous.
To further contradict the uppity title, this quick dessert is extremely simple to make with ingredients you probably have in your pantry.
Fennel boasts a mild licorice flavor. Here, it is steeped into the coconut milk base for a light flavor.
What is a Panna Cotta?
Panna cotta is an Italian gelatin-set custard. It tastes lighter and more refreshing than egg-based custards, but rich and luscious at the same time due to the dairy base. Here, I use additive free coconut milk place of the usual milk, cream or half and half.
Bright, juicy pomegranate seeds make a perfect complement to the silky custard: