08 June 2009

Recipe: Ricotta Pudding with Chocolate

From Denny: Let's see, this is the best of both worlds! It has protein AND chocolate! Found this over at NBC. They just recently updated some chocolate recipes - finally! Too bad they didn't put a photo of this recipe. Guess I'll have to just salivate in my mind...

"Ricotta pudding with chocolate, orange zest and pistachios
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From: Fresco by Scotto Restaurant

Makes 4 to 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup whole pistachios, chopped

1/4 cup chocolate, grated

Zest from 1 orange

2 teaspoons pure vanilla

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. Whip the heavy cream with the powdered sugar till firm and fluffy; do not overwhip.

2. Then, whip the ricotta separately for a few minutes.

3. Fold the heavy cream into the whipped ricotta and fold in the vanilla extract, chocolate, orange zest, and cinnamon.

4. Place in parfait or wine glasses and refrigerate.



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