Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sardinian Ricotta Cake

This is definitely the best plain cake I’ve ever tried, light and spongy with intense lemon flavor; the use of ricotta cheese in the batter provides a nice smooth texture and adds a little bit of richness to the cake. Delicious and so easy to make. The cake originates from Sardinia island in Italy, but I've found the recipe for it on Le Chou de bruxelles food blog in French here. Hope you’ll try it!!!

Sardinian Ricotta Cake
300 g flour
300 g sugar
300 g fresh ricotta cheese
3 eggs
1 lemon, zest and juice of
16 g (3.5 teaspoon )baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F)
2. Place ricotta and sugar in a large bowl. Crush with a fork until smooth and creamy.
3. Stir in egg yolks, lemon zest, flour and baking powder.
4. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff peak then gently fold them into the batter. (this might be a little difficult as the batter is rather thick if so add lemon juice)
5. Place the batter in 22 cm baking pan.
6. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool completely.

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Recipe in Polish:
Sardyńska babka z ricottą


Scott at Real Epicurean said...

This cake looks delicious, perfect and dry with a cup of coffee.

Great to find your blog, I'm an addict of anything outta Poland since I married my Polish wife!

Jackie said...

This sounds and looks fantastic - never tried using ricotta in a recipe like this and can't wait! Just have to find a measurement Thanks for what sounds like an awesome share!