The thing I like about this recipe is that it can be adapted to be both a sweet or savoury dish depending on what you add to the basic mix. This is obviously a sweet version, but remove the sugar and vanilla, add a few herbs and seasoning... Beautiful on toast or crackers!
- 480g (2 cups) fresh ricotta
- 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
- 60ml (1/4 cup) thickened cream
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
It's got a lovely texture and flavours but really is the simplest of things to make, so it's the sort of dish that's useful at short notice or don't want to stress too much about a dessert. It could also be used over a pastry base to make a tart, again topped with fruits.
Perhaps an Orange marmalade syrup over the top would also be nice...