Orange Panna Cotta
  • Powdered gelatin- 1 tablespoon
  • Water- 3 tablespoons
  • Heavy cream- 4 cups
  • Sugar- ¾ cup
  • Fresh orange peel (orange part only-no white pith)- 6 wide strips
  • Vanilla bean, split lengthwise or vanilla extract- ½ or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Semisweet chocolate curls, for garnish (optional)
  • Orange segments, for garnish
  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let soak 10 minutes (do not stir).
  2. Meanwhile, heat the cream, sugar, orange peel, and vanilla in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to dissolve the sugar.
  3. As soon as it simmers, turn off the heat and add the gelatin mixture, stirring to dissolve the gelatin. (If the gelatin doesn’t completely dissolve in 3 minutes, return to the heat and warm gently until dissolved.)
  4. Strain the mixture into a pitcher to remove the vanilla bean and orange peels.
  5. Pour the mixture into 6 to 8 ramekins or dessert cups, or into 1 larger dish.
  6. Chill, uncovered, at least 3 hours.
  7. To unmold, dip the cups in hot water for 10 seconds, then turn the panna cottas out onto dessert plates (or, simply serve in the cups or by the spoonful).
  8. Shave some chocolate curls onto the top of the panna cottas and serve with the orange segments.
Other flavors you could try are passion fruit, coconut, strawberry, chocolate etc
You could pour this in different kind of fancy containers and chill it or even shot glasses, martini glasses works too.
You could even use Agar agar instead of Gelatin: Add ¼ cup agar agar strands (2 inch cuts) to ½ water taken in a sauce pan, and heat it to dissolve the agar agar, strain it and add to the cooked cream.
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