|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!
Wow that looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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,ReplyDelete
Very interesting the history too.
Hugs and blessings
This looks wonderful! I love anything with ricotta and this sounds so sweet and delicious:)ReplyDelete
Thanks Raina! I am not big fan of ricotta, I prefer cottage cheese or farmer's cheese. But in this case ricotta was perfect.Delete
Yam, Marina, you did a such a good job! Looks so delicious!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Yelena! Have you tried sweet pasta?Delete
Dessert for dinner is actually allowed now - this looks stunning :DReplyDelete
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Thank you! Dessert is allowed at any time! :)Delete
I have never had sweet pasta but this has inspired me to try it.ReplyDelete
I am sure you would like it, and your kids too! :)Delete
This is a lovely dessert with Pasta.ReplyDelete
Yes, for your some gluten free pasta and you can have it too! :)Delete
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! :)ReplyDelete
That sounds delicious to me. Will you post some recipes?Delete
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:-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Joanna! What kind of pasta do you use in your dish?Delete
They look like a match made in heaven :) And I had no idea that pasta was for the wealthy!ReplyDelete
Can you imagine that? I was surprised too! :)Delete
its drool worthy :)ReplyDelete
Rasi, I am with you!Delete
Looks so very yum!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I consider it healthy too, wouldn't you?Delete
How clever and creative!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Norma!Delete
What a great start indeed! Makes your day going much better like this! A seriously yummy dessert!ReplyDelete
I actually had it as my lunch...:)Delete
Awww, thank you Val!Delete
Wow, so delicious! Yummmi! Looks great!ReplyDelete
Thanks Danutza. Tasted great too! :)Delete
For you, my gluten intolerant friend, any pasta of your choice and tolerance will do. Try it, and you'll love it too! :)Delete