Lavendar Panna Cotta With Sauteed White Peaches

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Lavender Panna Cotta with Sautéed White Peaches
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup hot water
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Mediterranean style yoghurt cheese
1 tablespoon dried lavender, crushed

Sprinkle gelatin over hot water and set aside. In a medium saucepan combine 1/2 and 1/2, cream, sugar and crushed lavender. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir until mixture is hot. Remove from stove and let the mixture steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine sieve and discard lavender. If a finer mixture is desired, sieve through several layers of cheese cloth. Otherwise some small pieces of lavender will remain in the panna cotta. Bring mixture to simmer again on stove and add gelatin mixture, stirring constantly until gelatin is completely melted and incorporated into cream mixture. Remove from heat and whisk yoghurt into cream mixture. Pour into small heart-shaped or star-shaped molds (each holding about 1/2 cup) and place in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
A few minutes before serving, unplate panna cotta onto a small dessert plate. Refrigerate the panna cotta while preparing the fruit. In a medium sauté pan melt 2 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar.
Mix 3 cups sliced peeled, fresh white peaches with 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice to keep peaches from turning brown. Sauté peaches in butter brown sugar mixture until just warm. Using a slotted spoon, remove peaches from sauté pan and place them decorative on plate next to panna cotta. Garnish with fresh berries. Serves four.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 to 10 minutes

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Recipe Provided By:
B Street House Bed and Breakfast
Virginia City, NV

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