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Sweet ricotta with berries and caramelised almonds

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


Caramelised almonds:

• 100g blanched almonds
• 100g castor sugar

Sweet ricotta:

• 400g ricotta
• Seeds from ½ vanilla pod
• 3 tbsp (45ml) icing sugar
• 3 tbsp (45ml) dessert wine or medium-cream sherry
• ½ cup (125ml) cream, whipped to soft peak stage

To serve:

• 100g mixed berries

Preparation method

Caramelised almonds:

  1. Roast almonds in a 180°C oven for about 5 minutes, until lightly coloured.
  2. Place sugar in a pot with 1 tablespoon of water.
  3. Cook, without stirring, until sugar melts and turns golden.
  4. Add nuts, and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Pour onto an oiled baking sheet, and cool.
  6. When set, pop into a bag and bash with a rolling pin.

Sweet ricotta:

  1. Beat ricotta, vanilla, icing sugar and sherry together.
  2. Fold in cream.

To serve:

  1. Spoon ricotta into glasses, top with berries and almond brittle.