Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sweet Ricotta with almonds and Macerated Strawberries

When I was grocery shopping the other day I was lucky enough to get my hands on 2 packs of really good looking strawberries and all day P.'s been on my case.. "Mooooooom, are you going to make something with those strawberries?" because I gave him strict instructions to not touch them until I said it was okay. The boy likes to eat and 99% of the time anything in the fridge is up for grabs.. I'm scared to see what it's going to be like when he hits the teenage years, at least I've got a few months of him being 12 left, lol.

Back to the topic here.. It was a Blazing 93° here today in NY and I was itching to make something sweet and creamy but not ice cream.. ahh.. the strawberries and, what was that in the back of the fridge but a container of Ricotta that hasn't even been opened yet.. well.. here we go..

I hulled the strawberries and put them in a bowl with 1Tbs of Vanilla sugar and put them in the fridge to hang out.

Then I ground up about 1/4 cup of almonds with 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar in my food processor and added them to 2 cups of ricotta that was mixed with 1/4 cup of confectionery sugar, beat it on high with my mixer until light and fluffy.

I dished up the sweetened ricotta and then put the strawberries in the food processor for a quick chop and Dished up P.'s first and then did mine a little more carefully so I could put up a pic for y'all