I really have no more words for it unless you let me add in "sweet baby Jesus" at the beginning of each sentence.
I have a love affair with ricotta, always have, probably always will.
When I order cannolis I suck the filling out first, usually at home alone, unless I really want to mess with my kid in public when there are girls around, then I making sucking noises as loud as possible.
I can be a bit of a sh*&%t disturber.
Always, always, does my lasagna, stuffed shells, and raviolis have to include copious amounts of the good stuff.
Baking with it is super too - the cassata cake I recently made was just so delish! Highly recommend that one.
Ricotta can be flavoured with so many things but understated flavors for dessert I find work the best, citrus, vanilla...mmmmmm.
Sweet baby Jesus, with the summer season coming this is the perfect ending to a patio dinner :)
I'm Listening to: Arcade Fire - Wake Up because this makes my mouth wake up!
Strawberry Ricotta Parfait
makes 4 servings
1/4 c. icing sugar
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. clear vanilla
1 pint strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
4 tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
In the ricotta tub add the icing sugar, zest and vanilla and stir until smooth and combined.
Now you are ready to layer.
Grab a parfait glass, scoop a few teaspoons into the dish, add a handful of strawberries and sprinkle on the graham cracker crumbs. Start again.
Keep layering until you are satisfied with the amount rising up and over the top, I like to end with strawberries.