Panna Cotta with Red Fruit Sauce

05 Sep 2014
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Panna Cotta with Red Fruit Sauce

Ingredients: 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (about 1 Tbsp.) 3 cups half-and-half 1 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries or cherries , plus more for garnish (optional) Directions: Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water in a small saucepan; let stand a minute to soften. Heat on low, stirring, until gelatin dissolves, 1 minute. Remove from heat. In a large saucepan, bring half-and-half and 1/3 cup sugar just to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin (it may need to be scraped off pan with a spatula) and vanilla. Ladle into 8 (1/2-cup) ramekins or glasses; cool to room temperature..

Gorgonzola and Porcini Mushroom Risotto

05 Sep 2014
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Gorgonzola and Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 1 1/2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms 3 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 3/4 cup (3 ounces) Gorgonzola, crumbled 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring the stock to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the porcini mushrooms. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 30 minutes until the mushrooms are tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove the mushrooms and set aside. Reheat the stock to a simmer and keep warm over low.

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