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A Love Affair over Coconut Panna Cotta

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coconut panna cotta

When I first saw this photo it was love at first site. The beauty of the photo and the perfect pairing of coconut, vanilla and fig…pure heaven! So we contacted Michael of InspiringTheEveryday.com to see if we could share this recipe with you and we are thrilled that he agreed. Thank you Michael xoxo!

Be sure to check out his blog which is filled with gorgeous photography and wonderful recipes. His mission is to share everyday beautiful and delicious foods. As he tells it:

Why inspiring the everyday you ask? I started this blog as an online journal where I can write and share a way of food that is not only delicious, but vibrant and beautiful. Here are the recipes I love to eat and feel good about eating them. We eat first with our eyes, and then savor to satisfy our hunger. My blog is about fresh food, the beauty of what food is and enjoying life.

Coconut Panna Cotta
Recipe Courtesy of Michael / InspiringTheEveryday.com

Ingredients

  • 1-15 ounce can coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup granular sugar
  • 2 inch piece of vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • Vanilla Fig Syrup [see recipe below]
  • Fresh Ripe Figs [adorable garnish]

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl sprinkle gelatin over the water and stir. Set aside to bloom.
  2. In a small sauce pan heat the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla bean to a boil.
  3. Strain coconut milk into a mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk in as much as a quarter cup of the coconut milk into the gelatin to melt.
  5. Pour gelatin mixture into the remaining coconut milk.
  6. Fill desired jars, compotes or bowls and place in refrigerator for 4 hours.
  7. Serve with vanilla-fig syrup spooned over the top and adorn with fresh ripe figs.

Fig Syrup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup granular sugar
  • 4 large ripe figs, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur [-or- water]
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 inch piece vanilla bean, chopped

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  2. Continue to simmer until figs have released their flavor and color.
  3. Strain and cool.
  4. NOTE: If you prefer, you can keep the poached figs and include them as part of the desert.

 

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Terry Dagrosa

Terry Dagrosa, founder and publisher of SeductionMeals.com. As President of Digital Marketing Collective and Tara del Mar Productions, she has extensive experience in sales, design, digital marketing and social media. "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget, so we’re thrilled to introduce our very special and highly-talented contributors and friends.  They’ll share their mouth-watering recipes, cheeky anecdotes and delightfully creative perspectives with all of us. Be sure to check out their websites and follow them, too – we promise you’ll learn to love and cherish them as much as we do!" xoxo

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.