Saturday, 18 June 2011

Ricotta and berries dessert

Berries. We simply love them.
They don't last long, here at home.
By the time they are out of a shopping bag, they have already been assaulted by my daughter M. and her father. They sit at the kitchen table, a bowl generously filled with berries + double cream in front of them and... 'I lamponi!' ('The raspberries!') cries M. excited, and for the next ten minutes or so the house his absolutely still and quiet.
Ten minutes and the berries are gone.
No wonder I can never bake a tart or a clafoutis...

This time, however, I was willing to try something more refined and tasty, but simple, nonetheless. I chose ricotta cheese and made a creamy and flavoury spread,whisking cheese, lemon zest and icing sugar in a small bowl.

All this went well enough with a thin slice of soda bread and... berries, of course!

p.s.We are moving to the seaside for a holiday break. Everytime I travel I come back with new recipes, notes, and photos ... See you soon then!

Ingredients (serves 2):

ricotta cheese: 100 gr
icing sugar: 1 + 1/2 teaspoon
organic lemon zest: 1 pinch
berries (raspberries and blackberries): 1/2 cup
soda bread: 4 or 6 slices
sunflower seeds: 1 teaspoon

Wash and drain the berries.
In a small bowl wisk together ricotta cheese with lemon zest and icing sugar, untill well combined. Spread the cheese mixture on soda bread, top with berries and sunflower seeds and serve.

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