Ricotta is a lot like ice cream.
When it is drizzled with honey and speckled with sliced figs, it actually ranks up there with ice cream. OK, you might need to be a cheese loving adult to appreciate this idea.
Kids would maybe prefer ice cream…but adults, who happen to be cheese lovers, or maybe even adults who aren’t cheese lovers…might say this compares to the deliciousness of ice cream.
Or, maybe that’s just me.
First, take some ricotta that is dry enough to be the consistency of butter. I make my own ricotta out of mozzarella whey and fresh goat milk. I hope you can do that too, because it is SOOOOO different from store-bought ricotta AND it is so much better!!!!! But, if you have to get store-bought ricotta, that’s probably OK too. I haven’t made this recipe with it though.
(Tip:…if your store-bought ricotta is too runny, pour it into a coffee filter and let they whey drain off for about 5 hours…more or less depending on how fast it drains…to get the butter-like consistency.)
Next, drizzle the scoops of ricotta with…
a. local, raw honey (my first choice)
b. organic agave nectar (I didn’t have honey, so this is what I used.)
Finally, garnish with…
a. fresh figs (my first choice, but out of season right now)
b. dried figs (I used dried Turkish figs, the only kind at my locally owned natural foods store)
And, voila. Fini. It tastes, to people who love cheese, better than ice cream.
Have a great weekend!!
– The Goat Cheese Lady