Blood Orange & Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

Blood Orange Passion Fruit Panna Cotta
Blood orange and passion fruit panna cotta with no refined sugars, a little less fat than the traditional method and more protein! Oh yeah! And it’s sexy enough to be the star of your Valentine’s Day dessert – guilt free! Happy almost Valentine’s Day friends. I hope you have some special plans with the one you love, whether is be a night out on the town or snuggled up at home watching your favorite shows…it’s all good.

Makes 6 4oz servings
1 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
2 tbsp cold water
1 cup non fat greek yogurt
1 cup half & half
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
2 tbsp freshly squeezed blood orange juice

In a small dish, mix gelatin powder and water together. Set aside

In a small saucepan, combine half & half with honey and simmer until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat. Add gelatin and greek yogurt into the half & half – honey mixture. Whisk until smooth. Add vanilla and blood orange juice. Whisk again.

Pour into silicon molds or small jars. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve with passion fruit and blood oranges.
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Candied Orange Peels With Clove and Cinnamon

2 oranges
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. clove
{+extra cinnamon and sugar for rolling}

Peel 2 oranges and cut the peels into strips.
Boil the orange peels in water for 15 minutes. Change the water 3 times {to get rid of the bitter taste}.
Pour out the last round of bitter water into the sink.Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 cup of water to the orange peels and boil slowly for another 15 minutes. Take out the orange peels and place them on a baking rack with wax paper underneath. The excess glaze will drip onto the wax paper for easy clean up. Once the orange peels are cool enough to handle, roll them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and place back on the rack until they have hardened.
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