|Sweet ricotta handkerchief
When I was looking for a good recipe to make semolina pasta, I came across some interesting facts. It is a well know fact that pasta's delicious history goes back thousand of years. But what was a discovery to me is that pasta was an elitist food of the wealthy up until the nineteen century, same century when pasta met tomato!
Two hundreds years later, and pasta is a very affordable food for poor and/or unemployed (like me).
Another interesting fact about pasta is that at first it was served with sweet seasonings and fruits. I can do it, was my thought this morning. So I quickly stirred up some dough and made my all time favorite (as of today):
Sweet ricotta on a handkerchief with a strawberry jam...
- 7 2x2 inches (5x5 cm) squares of pasta fresca (fresh pasta) - handkerchief
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoon strawberry jam (or any other jam)
Cook pasta squares to al dente, drain. Place handkerchief on a plate, top with a teaspoon of ricotta, then place another handkerchief, another teaspoon of ricotta. Them top with a strawberry jam (it will run down your handkerchief "mountain"). Serve immediately.
Have a sweet week, my friends!