Recipe: Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Apricot Gelée

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Panna Cotta, an Italian dessert of silky, sweetened cream set with gelatin, is all at once simple, classic and elegant.  It is, at its best, subtle, not overly sweet, and the perfect way to end a meal on a light and refreshing note.
Panna cotta comes together quickly and can be molded in any type of vessels you choose -- from ramekins to demitasse, martini glasses to mason jars.  I like to compliment my panna cotta with a thin layer of gelée -- a gelatin stabilized glaze made from fresh fruit.  Apricots are in season right now, and are bursting with summer sweetness, so I chose to do an apricot gelée.  You can use my recipe with any type of fruit you'd like.  
Here are some photos of panna cottas I've made in the past with a variety of gelées and vessels:
Vanilla Panna Cotta with a Honey Gelée and Bee Pollen
Lemon Panna Cotta, no gelée
Meyer-Lemon Panna Cotta, Strawberry-Rhubarb Gelee

I like to decorate my desserts with edible flowers, especially in summer and springtime. My theme fo…

Egg & Nest Inspired Crafts & Recipes -- A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 15



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shared a lovely little project
featuring eggs decorated with buttons,
vintage lace and bric-a-brac.

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Beverly from Flamingo Toes
has a simple and elegant tutorial
for making these exquisite Rosette Nest Rings.

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Take a trip to Chez George on the Rue de Mail in Paris
with her recipe for Salade Frisee
(she also shares the secret to perfect poached eggs) 

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Whipped up some eggs, artichoke hearts, and Parmesan
for this delicious and healthy frittata.

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Speaking of eggs,
You can find the recipe for my
Robins' Egg Truffles
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