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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble

How was your Valentine’s Day?

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble | spachethespatula.com #recipeMikey and I spent it eating delivery pizza and watching House of Cards because we were feelin’ super fancy. We missed Valentine’s Day together last year because I was home in Florida helping with my sister, but in the previous years I’ve made fairly elaborate meals.

2010:
Filet Mignon with Mushroom Brandy Sauce and Mashed Potatoes with Pancetta and Leeks
Dark Chocolate Soufflés with Cardamom Crème Anglaise

2011:
Basil Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
Filet Mignon with Morels in Truffle Butter and Tarragon Marsala Sauce and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Salted Chocolate Caramel Tarts

2012:
Fennel and Endive Salad with Pomegranates and Pistachios
Bucatini with Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce and Prosciutto di Parma
Ultimate Homemade Sundaes 

This year though, we took it easy and it was wonderful. I did, however, whip up these delectable little panna cottas for something special. Panna cotta is one of the easiest desserts in the world, but still totally elegant. You literally stir some milk and cream together with sugar and gelatin, maybe throw in a vanilla bean, refrigerate, and TADA! you made an awesome impressive dessert!

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble | spachethespatula.com #recipe Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble | spachethespatula.com #recipeThe base recipe for this was on my Weekly Wants this week. I saw it on From Which Things Grow, and was totally smitten with the blood orange, because apparently that’s my “thing” lately.

I added in a vanilla bean, and topped it with a chocolate cookie crumble for a little texture. Plus, everything is better with chocolate 🙂 I used the cookies from my Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches which turned out to be perfect!

I really enjoyed the silky creamy panna cotta against the tart and sweet blood orange syrup, though I found that it was also super tasty with just blood orange segments (though, both was definitely my favorite).

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble | spachethespatula.com #recipe

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble

Yield: depends of what size serving dishes you use, but about 5 to 8 servings

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble

Ingredients

    for the panna cotta:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 scant tbsp unflavored gelatin (1 packet's worth)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • for the blood orange syrup:
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (from 2 to 3 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • to serve:
  • blood orange segments
  • chocolate cookies, crumbled

Instructions

    for the panna cotta:
  1. Pour the milk into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over top and allow to sit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the cream, vanilla bean, sugar, and salt.
  3. Heat the saucepan over medium-low, and stir the milk until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the cream mixture, and stir for about 7 minutes until the sugar in dissolved, and mixture is warmed but not boiling.
  4. Carefully pour the mixture into individual serving dishes, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 5 hours, or overnight.
  5. for the blood orange syrup:
  6. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice and sugar. Heat over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  8. to serve:
  9. Spoon the syrup over the panna cottas. Top with the orange segments and some cookie crumble.

Notes

recipe from here

http://www.spachethespatula.com/vanilla-bean-panna-cotta-with-blood-orange-syrup-and-chocolate-cookie-crumble/

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble | spachethespatula.com #recipe

   

5 Responses to “Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Syrup and Chocolate Cookie Crumble”

  1. amallia — February 18, 2014 at 6:39 am

    mmm so delicious, great pictures

    • Rachael replied: — February 18th, 2014 @ 11:51 am

      Thanks, Amallia!

  2. valentina — February 20, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious and the images are stunning!

    • Rachael replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 11:12 pm

      Thank you so much, Valentina!

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