Recipe by Camilla Saulsbury
"This is an easy, creamy custard dessert with Costa Rican flavors: dark brown sugar, rum, coffee, coconut and bittersweet chocolate. Panna cotta is sort of the Italian version of creme brulee."
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1 1/4 cups
dark brown sugar
instant espresso powder
dark colored corn syrup
bittersweet chocolate, chopped
fresh mint for garnish
I made this recipe twice and I thought the 2nd time was so much better and less bitter. I made the espresso - did not use espresso instant powder and mixed in 1 tablespoon of the espresso in the mixture. In addition, I cut back on the rum b/c I thought it made the custard a little too bitter. I used 1/8c of dark rum. I increased the coconut milk. I used 1 1/8c of coconut milk. Finally, I used Giaradelli bittersweet chocolate chip cookies for the chocolate glaze. Delish!
Not bad, overly sweet and fairly rich. Agreed on the coconut milk. I might even leave the rum out next time if I try it again.
This was my first attempt at panna cotta. It was a beautiful presentation, with a great combination of ingredients. It had a bit of a bitter aftertaste though. Maybe I'll leave the coffee out next time. :-)
BTW, the chocolate sauce is fabulous for making hot cocoa!
It's a delicious creme brulet with a delicate flavor of coco. Delicious! Better than a classic italian panna cotta. It's good without sauce too.
This panna cotta is so great--the flavors of the coffee go so well with the bittersweet chocolate and rum. Plus it is so easy and a nice, lighter dessert when you are having a heavy dinner.
This is sooooo good. Just like something you'd get at an upscale restaurant. And so easy to make. I thought there was a lot of sauce, though. Enough for a whole other batch of panna cotta. Really rich & chocolaty. You don't really taste the coconut milk or the coffee. It just tastes really decadent. This would be great dessert for a dinner party. Guests will be really impressed.
I made these for dessert. They were good but to me they weren't Panna cotta; the sour cream was just wrong in it. I could taste the sour cream distinctly. Real Panna cotta has a delicate cream flavor. Four stars because the sauce was fantastic. Thank you camila for the interesting recipe.
I serve this on a mound of "soil" which consists of rough chopped oreo cookies (remove the white inner stuff before chopping) and a large Tbl. of finely ground coffee. Mix them together well, and they should resemble potting soil.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Costa Rican Coffee Panna Cotta with Bittersweet Chocolate-Rum Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 392
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