Recipes, Sweet 1 comment on Substitute The Cream With A Fluffy Ricotta

Substitute The Cream With A Fluffy Ricotta

In life, planning is good. But improvising can be way better and more fun in some situations. If you take cooking as a therapy, improvising your recipes once you’ve learned the basic techniques can be the most powerful happiness tool for cooks.

A couple of weeks ago, it was my mom’s birthday. As a surprise, we invited her friends over and cooked a whole menu from scratch. As usual, most of the salty dishes were made by Jean and the sweets were made by yours truly. I decided to make a tart with toppings made out of ricotta and strawberries. It initially started with the idea to pour a strawberry coulis on top of fluffed up ricotta cheese. Jean then recommended I serve the coulis aside and simply top the tart with sliced strawberries. The feedback was quite good and people felt it was lighter than a traditional strawberry tart with crème pâtissière (i.e. custard).

This is not the last version of this tart but I’d like to share my first experiment today.

Breadonbutter’s Ricotta and Strawberry Tart 

ricotta tart | breadonbutter

What you’ll need:

For the dough

Refer to this recipe but remove the orange zest from the ingredients.

You can also get a ready to bake dough from the supermarket if you’re not into making it yourself. 

For the filling

  • 500 g ricotta cheese
  • 4 Tbsp powder sugar, unsifted

To decorate

  • 25 Strawberries, cut in three slices

For the coulis

  • 20 strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

How to make it:

  1. In a round-shaped oven dish, lay out the dough. Pit it with a fork and place it in a preheated 180 degrees Celsius oven for 15 minutes or until golden
  2. In a bowl, beat the ricotta cheese and the powder sugar until smooth and fluffy
  3. When the dough has completely cooled down, top it with the ricotta mix and decorate it with strawberries
  4. Make the coulis: heat the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a pan until the strawberries are reduced to small bits. With a mixer handle, crush the strawberry until you obtain a thick syrup. There’s your easy coulis!

Serve the tart with the coulis on the side for those who wish to top their tart with it, and there you go! 🙂 Light, fluffy and delicious! My advice is to have it with a nice glass of Piccini Prosecco. You’ll love it, I promise!

ricotta tart | breadonbutter

P.S. You can also try this chocolate tart if you’re looking for something chocolatey

Any thoughts? I’d love to hear suggestions! 

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Recipes, Sweet 4 comments on Chocolate and Caramel Cookies With A Hint Of Salt

Chocolate and Caramel Cookies With A Hint Of Salt

When I posted this Salted Caramel recipe last week, I promised the best cookie recipe you can ever make. This happened on a rainy weekend a few weeks ago. It’s a must-try for all you cookie-lovers! It is guaranteed to make people lick the caramel off all spoons (like my dad) and sneak into the kitchen when they’re on a diet to eat 4 in a row (like my mom). 😀

Chocolate and Caramel Cookies With A Hint of Salt Recipe

What you’ll need:

caramel cookies | breadonbutter

For the Chocolate Cookies

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Salted Caramel, refer to this recipe

How to make it:

In a small bowl, lightly beat together the egg and the vanilla with a fork

In a food processor, mix the flour, the cocoa powder, the salt and the sugar

Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the processor while it’s still running. Blend until the butter is in very small pieces

Add the vanilla and egg mixture and blend for 1 minute

Remove the dough from the food processor, shape it into a flat disk, cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 3 hours

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius

Line 2 oven trays with baking sheets

On the kitchen top, lay wax paper, place the dough on it then top it with another wax paper and start rolling the dough until flat. Make small round disks and place them on the baking sheets

caramel cookies | breadonbutter

caramel cookies | breadonbutter

 

Bake for 10 minutes or until firmcaramel cookies | breadonbutter

Let them cool then add caramel between two cookies and press together

caramel cookies | breadonbutter

caramel cookies | breadonbutter

caramel cookies | breadonbutter

Serve with some more caramel and enjoy 😉

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Recipes, Sweet 0 comments on Nutella Brownies

Nutella Brownies

What’s a home without some dessert lying around, right? I haven’t baked for weeks due to crazy schedules and lack of time and I really miss it! Baking has always been some kind of therapy, drowning my feelings unto that mixing bowl and traveling far far away in thoughts and dreams. But then I realized that baking doesn’t have to take that much time and effort! You can always whip out something fast and easy, with a few ingredients that you surely have in your cupboard. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you the easiest Nutella Brownies recipe ever (found on this blog a long time ago). You only need 3 ingredients and it takes 20 minutes to prepare AND bake these nutella brownies. So here we go.

What you’ll need:

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– 2 eggs

– 2 cups Nutella

– 1 cup All-purpose flour

How to make it:

1) In a bowl, whisk the eggs then add the Nutella and mix

2) Add the flour and mix

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3) Spoon the whole thing unto a greased square mold

 

4) Bake for 10 minutes until the top is cracked but a toothpick doesn’t come out clean

5) Let it cool for 5 minutes in the moldbrownie-out-of-the-oven

6) Cut into squares, place in a plate and let cool completely

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Enjoy for days! 🙂 Happy short therapy for busy people!

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