Sunday, 14 June 2015

Thank You Cherry Much!

Ciliegie Fresche con Crema di Ricotta Dolce alla Menta & Miele
Fresh Cherries with Sweet Ricotta, Mint & Honey Cream


The fresh cherries were there, in my fridge and waiting to be enjoyed! The market hall was bursting with them yesterday and it seemed like the whole world was snapping them up... So I snapped up a little basket of them too!

Ricotta cheese is almost always there... And I am Sicilian, so you KNOW I always have mint around...

So it was kind of inevitable that they would all end up being combined one way or other! right?!?


Except for pitting the cherries, which does take a little while, this really was a 5-minute affair! No recipe here, just a wham, bam, thank you mam throwing together of complementary ingredients! But when they taste so good together with so little work... Why on earth would you want to do more?

A couple of handfuls of cherries, a couple of sprigs of mint, 3-4 tablespoons of fresh ricotta and a heaped teaspoon of honey. That was it. And it tasted awesome!


No fuss, no nonsense... No wonder it tastes good!


Simply spoon the ricotta into your mixer/ blender, or into a jar if you are going to use an immersion blender like I did and add a handful of coarsely chopped mint leaves and the honey.


Simply whizz everything together for 2-3 minutes until the mint becomes totally integrated and the ricotta picks up a nice sheen from the mixing... And the honey of course!

And wait for it.... That's it! Have a taste... Delicious isn't it? I rest my case! Now go grab a dish and get ready to spoon some over those cherries!

Use a cherry pitter like this if you have one, otherwise simply cut the cherries in half... Life is too short to be fretting over details!


If you have the inclination, you can lay your cherries out decoratively, like I did... Of course I did it all for all of you guys!


The only thing that is really important here is that you enjoy the wonderful minty, creamy, sweet flavor of the ricotta with simple fresh and fruity cherries as nature intended them... The combination is sublime!

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