Monday, April 30, 2012

A Sweet Start

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... 

Ingredients:



  • 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!



See you, 
Marina 

36 comments:

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    1. Thank you Heather! It tasted fantastic too, I wasn't expecting it to be so good. :) Tofu may be used instead of ricotta, I think.

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  2. wowwwwwww Marina, that pasta look very very interesting as well as yummi, mmm I would never though not even in a millions of years to mix it with anything sweet,

    Very interesting the history too.
    Hugs and blessings

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  3. This looks wonderful! I love anything with ricotta and this sounds so sweet and delicious:)

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    1. Thanks Raina! I am not big fan of ricotta, I prefer cottage cheese or farmer's cheese. But in this case ricotta was perfect.

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  4. Yam, Marina, you did a such a good job! Looks so delicious!!!!

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    1. Thanks Yelena! Have you tried sweet pasta?

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  5. Dessert for dinner is actually allowed now - this looks stunning :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you! Dessert is allowed at any time! :)

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  6. I have never had sweet pasta but this has inspired me to try it.

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    1. I am sure you would like it, and your kids too! :)

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  7. This is a lovely dessert with Pasta.

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    1. Yes, for your some gluten free pasta and you can have it too! :)

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  8. this is a great combination! yami! In Romania we make sweet pastas with nuts and sugar, or poppy seeds and sugar (black sugar), or cheese, sour cream and sugar! :)

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    1. That sounds delicious to me. Will you post some recipes?

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  9. Ha ha it's super delicious. I adore a bit different version of this dish (ie. different pasta and cream instead of ricotta) but I guess it doesn't change the taste so much. And I can confirm that this is one of my favourite dishes. I simply adore it:-)

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    1. Thanks Joanna! What kind of pasta do you use in your dish?

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  10. They look like a match made in heaven :) And I had no idea that pasta was for the wealthy!

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    1. Can you imagine that? I was surprised too! :)

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    1. Thank you! I consider it healthy too, wouldn't you?

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  12. What a great start indeed! Makes your day going much better like this! A seriously yummy dessert!

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    1. I actually had it as my lunch...:)

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  13. Wow, so delicious! Yummmi! Looks great!

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    1. Thanks Danutza. Tasted great too! :)

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    1. For you, my gluten intolerant friend, any pasta of your choice and tolerance will do. Try it, and you'll love it too! :)

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