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…

Red Velvet Revelations -- A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 28


"Worse, the cake part is red velvet cake.  Blood red."  -- Steel Magnolias



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I have a confession to make:  I've never been a big fan of Red Velvet cake. But I'm not here to rant about my cake personal cake issues. Quite to the contrary, I'm happy to be highlighting two Red Velvet Cake recipes that shatter my preconceptions about the cake being nothing more than a food-coloring overloaded vehicle for cream cheese icing. These two recipes, I believe, could stand on their own without any icing at all and be perfectly, wonderfully delicious!  

If you're Red-Velvet-ambivalent, give these recipes a try. Note that each uses a tablespoon or less of food coloring, not a full bottle like in some recipes.  

The buttermilk and vanilla
from Shugary Sweets
rely on a mere 1/2 teaspoon of gel food color
to get their signature ruby zing!

At  just 141 calories per cupcake, the
from Eating  My Way Back
get a healthful, low-cal kick from
whole wheat flour and applesauce!

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