27 May, 2011

Ricotta, Amaretti and Fruit Dessert


"Summers are back. Have you seen them!"
I tried to explain that summer is one and that there's no need for plural, no way... I guess when you are four years old, what matters is not how you say something but what you say. And she was so happy.
So if summers are back, it means it's hot, it means that while the outside temperature is only around 30°C, the temperature in my kitchen when cooking is already around 38, and my body temperature today more or less the same. A throat so sore that I'm starting to imagine what it must be like to swollow knives or swords, and my head kind of floating and bubbling, although I haven't been drinking anything else but aspirin..
I even forced myself to bake some cookies yesterday, it's a miracle they came out all right.

The dessert I'm sharing today is a great idea when you don't  feel like spending hours in the kitchen but don't want to skip the best part of your meal either, want something sweet and yet don't want to feel guilty thinking of the coming swimsuit season.
Lovely creamy ricotta with crunchy amaretti cookies underneath and sweet, fragrant summer fruit on top.
You can whip this in no time and enjoy the summer evening when there's finally some pleasant breeze outside and you can relax.
p.s. Looks like a breeze is turning into a storm, better pack up for the night.


Ricotta, Amaretti and Fruit Dessert


Ricotta, Amaretti and Fruit Dessert


(4 servings):
* 200 g ricotta cheese
* 200 g greek style yogurt
* 1,5 TBspoons agave syrup or acacia honey
* about 15 amaretti (cookies)
* fruit of your choice (strawberries, cherries, melon, peaches, apricots, etc.)
* a little lemon juice
* 1 or 2 TBspoons sugar

*Prepare a fruit salad with the fruit you have available or like most. This time, I used strawberries, cherries and melon. Cut the fruit into small pieces, add a little freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar to your taste (depending on the fruit you're using, I put 2 TBspoons). Stir and leave in the fridge.
* Leave 4 amaretti cookies aside and crush the others. Distribute the crumbs on the bottom of 4 serving glasses or bowls. Drizzle them with a spoonful of the juice from the fruit salad.
* Just before serving, whisk the ricotta and the yogurt together, adding agave syrup or honey.
Spoon the ricotta mixture over the amaretti crumbs and top with the fruit and the remaining amaretti cookies.


Ricotta, Amaretti and Fruit Dessert


Dessert con ricotta, amaretti e macedonia di frutta

(per 4 persone):
* 200 g ricotta
* 200 g yogurt greco
* 1,5 di sciroppo d'agave o miele
* circa 15 amaretti)
* frutta (fragole, ciliegie, melone, pesche, albicocche, ecc.)
* un po' di succo di limone
* 1 o 2 cucchiai di zucchero

* Tagliate la frutta a pezzettini, mettetela in una ciotola aggiungendo il succo di limone e zucchero. Mescolate bene e lasciate in frigo almeno mezz'ora.
* Lasciate a parte 4 amaretti e sbriciolate i restanti. Distribuiteli in fondo di 4 bicchieri o coppette. Aggiungete un cucchiai di succo che la frutta ha rilasciato nel frattempo.
* Poco prima di servire mescolate con una frusta la ricotta e lo yogurt con lo sciroppo d'agave (o miele) per renderla cremosa.
Distribuire la crema di ricotta sopra i biscotti sbriciolati e completare con la frutta e gli amaretti lasciati interi.


Ricotta, Amaretti and Fruit Dessert

Desert s ricottom, amarettima i voćem

(za 4 osobe):
* 200 g sira ricotte
* 200 g grčkog jogurta
* 1,5 žlica sirupa agave ili meda
* 15-ak amaretta (keksića)
* voće po želji
* malo limunovog soka
* 1 do 2 žlice šećera

* Od voća po želji pripremite voćnu salatu - nasjeckajte sve na komadiće i pomiješajte u zdjeli s malo limunovog soka i 1 do 2 žlice šećera. Promiješajte i ostavite u hladnjaku.
Ja sam ovaj put stavila jagode, trešnje i dinju, a možete prema sezoni koristiti i marelice, breskve, šljive itd.
* Odvojite 4 amaretta za ukras, a ostale izlomite/izmrvite rukama.
Raspodijelite izmrvljene kekse na dno 4 čaše za desert. Preko njih stavite malo soka koje je pustilo voće.
* Neposredno prije posluživanja, izmiješajte pjenjačom ricottu i jogurt, zasladite po želji sirupom agave ili medom, pa rasporedite u čaše preko namrvljenih keksa.
Na vrh stavite voće i po jedan cijeli keks, poslužite odmah.

13 comments:

  1. Ciao, ti invito a partecipare al mio contest http://vanigliazenzeroecannella.blogspot.com/2011/05/ricette-fredde-per-lestate-il-mio-nuovo.html
    questa sarebbe una ricetta perfetta!

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  2. Ottimi i sapori e molto fresco!
    Una bella idea per la raccolta del mio blog ; )
    Ciao e buona domenica!

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  3. Mmmmmmmm, fino, osvježavajuće, ljetno

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  4. Freschi, legegri e golosi. MI paicciono un sacchissimo questi bicchierini. Un bacione stella, buon dfine settimana

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  5. Fantastično, tako svježe:)

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  6. Bogovski :) Obožavam ovakve (ljetne) delicije, jako lijepo i fino!

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  7. Semplice ma davvero delizioso e fresco questo dessert! Perfetto per l'estate che avanza!

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  8. complimenti per la tua ricettina! se ti va sei la benvenuta nella mia cucina! un bacione!

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  9. Dajana- I just love these fruit desserts. Your photos are gorgeous! I am going to feature your recipe when I post this weeks link up party on Wednesday. Thanks for stopping in to show off your delicious dessert at These Chicks Cook. Hope you can come back by and share another recipe Wednesday. Have a wonderful week :)
    Katie

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  10. Bella e leggera ricetta ,ciao

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  11. Mmm, a simple dessert, yet so stylish and delicious. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  12. jako fini desert, ova kombinacija mi je uvijek privlačna, izvrsno !

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  13. Wow, those pictures are beautiful! Love your salad -- so fresh and summery!!

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