Sunday, January 27, 2008
A Simple and Exotic Dessert
So I had this container of ricotta cheese kicking around the fridge and didn't feel like making lasagna or stuffed shells, so I prowled around for a recipe and found this delightful dessert on cooks.com. It's a snap to make and has a delicate blend of flavors that the two Jag adults dug, but the kids didn't really like (more for us!). Despite the unexotic name, it really was an intriguing palate pleaser and we'll make it again.
HINDU CHEESE DESSERT
1 c. creamed cottage cheese
1 c. Ricotta cheese
1/4 c. light brown sugar
Grated rind of 1 lemon (I skipped this ingredient because it reminds too much of bad fruitcake)
1-2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/3 c. slivered almonds, toasted
Combine cheeses and brown sugar. Beat until well blended. Add next 3 ingredients and 1/4 cup of the almonds; mix well. Put in serving dish or dishes and sprinkle with remaining almonds. Chill 1 hour or longer. Six servings. Delicate dessert, good after "strong" main course.