For this recipe, you will need cheesecloth and a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, improvise by placing a heatproof dish over a pan of simmering water, making sure the dish sits on the rim of the pan and doesn't touch the water. Steps 1 through 3 can be done a day in advance.
Servings: Serves 8–10
  • 2 1/2 cups nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 envelope (2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup , plus more for drizzling
  • Directions
    Pour 1 cup buttermilk into top half of a double boiler and sprinkle in gelatin. Allow to sit 5 minutes, until soft.

    Meanwhile, line a strainer with cheesecloth. Fill bottom half of double boiler with water and bring to a simmer. Combine heavy cream and maple syrup in a small saucepan and bring to just a boil. Add cream and syrup mixture to buttermilk and gelatin mixture in top half of double boiler and place over bottom half with simmering water, whisking until gelatin is dissolved, about 4 minutes.

    Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups buttermilk. Pass through cheesecloth-lined strainer. Pour into 8 to 10 small custard cups or cordial glasses. Place plastic wrap on top of each container and refrigerate at least 5 hours.

    Serve custard in cordial glasses, or unmold it onto plates by dipping bottom of each cup in hot water a few seconds and running tip of a knife around edge before turning out onto plate. Drizzle additional maple syrup on top if desired.


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