Think gourmet, make easy! These little dessert bites are both elegant and delectable.
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Mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar in a food processor.
Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg all at the same time, then continue mixing in the food processor until smooth.
Roll the batter into a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 205°C (400°F).
On a clean, dry work surface, roll out the batter with a rolling pin to 1/2 cm thick.
Cut out circles in the cookie batter using a pastry cutter that is 3 cm in diameter.
Arrange the circles on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven at 205°C (400°F) for 7 minutes, or until the cookies begin to colour. Let cool to room temperature (if you are making the cookies ahead of time, place them in a room-temperature metal box).
In a small bowl, mix together the gelatin and cold water, then set aside.
Put the yogurt in a large bowl and set aside.
Open the vanilla pod and scrape out the pulp.
In a double boiler, bring the cream and vanilla pulp to a simmer.
Add the gelatin and sugar, then stir with a whisk.
Slowly pour the gelatine mixture onto the yogurt and combine with a spatula.
Pour the preparation into 24 small silicone molds (each with a capacity of about 1 tbsp. (15 ml)), then let the cream settle in the fridge.
Building the dessert: Turn out the pannacotta then place a portion onto each shortbread cookie. Top with a tiny bit of bitter orange marmalade, then serve immediately to your guests.