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Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Zosherooney » November 5th, 2017, 8:19 am

I bought a pot of ricotta on the reduced counter...... what would you do with it?
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby suffolk » November 5th, 2017, 8:22 am

No question ... Here it has to be Spanakopita with the chard in the garden :hungry:
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 5th, 2017, 9:22 am

I would make ricotta and spinach lasagne such as this one.

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pas ... h-lasagne/

My belly is now rumbling. Thanks Zosh. :lol:
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby StokeySue » November 5th, 2017, 9:48 am

I might well go for lasagne, but I saw JO make ricotta fritters on TV and thought they looked good

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/cheese-recipes/ricotta-fritters-with-tomato-sauce-courgette-salad/?

suffolk wrote:No question ... Here it has to be Spanakopita with the chard in the garden :hungry:

Never used ricotta in spinakopita, always feta
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Herbidacious » November 5th, 2017, 10:14 am

Sometimes I just bake it with some lemon zest and/or lemon oil and some garlic seasoning. There are recipes out there that involve adding egg to it, but not necessary I think. Bread crumbs on top? I am happy to eat it by the spoonful.
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Zosherooney » November 5th, 2017, 10:55 am

I am trying to swing it past Mr. Z. He is not a lover of cheese or creamy stuff, he is not fond of spinach but I might have a go at the Span. for me. He will try it but I think he would rather have a 2nd shot at the curries. I do try not to serve the same meal 2 days on the trot. Today's lunch has already got the :td: He likes suet as an oven baked crust but not keen on steamed pudd. (S&K). The carrot on the stick is that he will have marinated octopus for late supper with rye toast - his fave and steamed S&K pudding is mine !!!!!

Thanks all for your input. :luv:
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby suffolk » November 5th, 2017, 11:57 am

StokeySue wrote:suffolk wrote:
No question ... Here it has to be Spanakopita with the chard in the garden

Never used ricotta in spinakopita, always feta


Ever since I saw the Hairy Bikers use a more or less 50/50 mix of ricotta and feta for their Spanakopita I've been doing the same and much prefer it ... worth trying ... it's in their Perfect Pies.
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » November 5th, 2017, 3:37 pm

I’ve made a ricotta cheesecake before , I think it was lemon though can’t remember the recipe . In one of the Italian chain restaurants , possibly ask, I had a courgette, lemon and ricotta pasta dish , though probably better suited to summer. As it’s Sunday , I think thick wedges of toasted bread, spread with ricotta, then maybe honey and figs, or salty ham would be nice while watching the telly
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Pepper Pig » November 5th, 2017, 3:39 pm

Cannoli?
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Ratatouille » November 5th, 2017, 4:29 pm

Mix with an equal quantity of lemon or other curd to make a cheese-cake.
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby liketocook » November 5th, 2017, 8:32 pm

I love it mixed with spinach and dollops lobbed on top of a pizza
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Catherine » November 5th, 2017, 10:08 pm

suffolk wrote:No question ... Here it has to be Spanakopita with the chard in the garden :hungry:


Just what I was going to suggest
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Catherine » November 5th, 2017, 10:10 pm

Pumpkin and ricotta ravioli
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Badger's mate » November 6th, 2017, 10:20 am

There's a recipe for ricotta cheesecake with a chocolate pastry crust in Falling Cloudberries that I have always meant to try. That's what I'd make.
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby earthmaiden » November 6th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Just put 'Delia ricotta cheesecake' into Google ...... and choose! :chops: :chops: :chops: (though all the other suggestions are yummy too ... I hope you've got lots!).
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby WWordsworth » November 7th, 2017, 6:59 pm

Nigella"s ricotta hot cakes
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby Zosherooney » November 12th, 2017, 7:44 am

WW they look nice and light. Will have to make them another time as I did the dumplings with the ricotta and jolly nice they were too. Again, nice and light and I liked the addition of grated parmesan. :chops:
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Re: Ricotta inspiration ?

Postby WWordsworth » November 12th, 2017, 5:52 pm

They are delicious

We had them for weekend breakfasts in the summer with strawberries straight off the plant and good strong coffee.
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