Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Orange Panna Cotta

Dip Dyeing and Orange Panna Cotta

A girls night of sorts. Some friends and I got together to eat and create. We knew we wanted a dessert and couldn't resist trying something different! It took 4 hours minimum of set time. So be prepared to wait a while for this delicious dessert. We used two seperate recipes for ours. Here's the panna cotta recipe we used as the base and we went with an orange sauce, instead of the earl grey.

Orange Panna Cotta with Orange Sauce

  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C fresh orange juice
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 1/4 C plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • scant 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp gelatin
  • 2 Tb cold water
  • 2 oranges for orange segment garnish
  1. Combine the heavy cream, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Zest two oranges into the cream mixture. Heat slowly until the sugar is dissolved. Take off the heat and steep for a half hour.
  2. Strain the cream into a bowl and add the yogurt, lemon juice and vanilla. Whisk thoroughly. Add a small pinch of salt, to taste.

       3.  Sprinkle the gelatin into the water and let bloom for 5 minutes. Melt the gelatin by placing          the bottom of the dish in a pan of simmering water.

        4. Whisk into the panna cotta. Pour into six 4 oz ramekins. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Orange Sauce


  • 1 C squeezed orange juice
  • 3 Tb sugar
  • 1 Tb butter
  • Julienne orange peel, 1 orange.


  1. Place all ingredients into small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat. Stir ocassionally, until thick/syrupy. Around 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool, pop in fridge till ready to use.

This dessert has the most amazing consistancy. The orange flavor makes it very refreshing. I will definitely make this again when I'm willing to wait for it!

The dip dyeing project was a lot of fun. We all had a blast and of course ended up tye dyeing a few things too! We got the basics from Martha Stewarts site. This can get messy but you really just have to be careful and I promise you won't end up dyeing your whole house.

These are officially my favorite beach shorts.

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