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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Earl Grey and Panna Cotta Make Beautiful Music Together at Cowgirl Creamery

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

click to enlarge It's not easy to take photos of panna cotta with your cell phone. - ANNA ROTH
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  • It's not easy to take photos of panna cotta with your cell phone.

Panna cotta is a simple Italian custard (the name literally translates to "cooked cream") that, when done right, is one of those desserts that doesn't need exotic ingredients or tricky preparations to be supremely satisfying. That said, the delicate Earl Grey tea flavoring in Cowgirl Creamery's version ($3), found at their Sidekick cafe in the Ferry Building, offers an alluring modern update on the classic recipe.

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The panna cotta tastes like a perfectly brewed cuppa, with all the dark tea and citrusy bergamot notes of Earl Grey tea, and has a flavor that lingers on the palate without overpowering the sweet taste of the Straus cream itself. The texture is spot on -- silky, luxurious, and dissolves on the tongue. And considering Cowgirl Creamery's dedication to sustainable agriculture and local ingredients, this is a mid-afternoon treat that tastes good and is also good for the community.

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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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