Daring Cooks June 2012 – Cannelloni with Spinach Ricotta Filling


This month’s daring cooks challenge was to make cannelloni from scratch, including fresh pasta and sauces. In the US cannelloni is erroneously referred to as manicotti which is actually a pre rolled dinner crepe as opposed pre rolled pasta. However you call it the dish required you to make an egg pasta from scratch, divide… 

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Zucchini Rolls with Ricotta and Slivered Almonds


Yep you guessed it – another roll recipe. This one is probably the easiest of all.  Nothing to cook, just slice, sliver, squeeze and roll.  Don’t even need a toothpick to hold these guys together. Great alternative to a salad or just good for a quick snack. I feel like I always buy ricotta for… 

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Strawberry-Ricotta Cheesecake

This strawberry ricotta cheesecake is lighter and fluffier than the standard cheesecake thanks to the addition of ricotta. A perfect dessert to impress your dinner guests with. I would say this cheesecake stands out from other cheesecakes. It has a completely different flavor – the addition of ricotta being responsible for this. Honestly, some people… 

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Ricotta and Zucchini Galette

This ricotta and zucchini galette makes for the perfect appetizer. It is simply brimming with flavors and the flaky pastry crust mixes perfectly with the moist zucchini and soft and tender ricotta. This recipe I really love. And I mean absolutely cannot get enough, want to eat this every day sixteen time a day and… 

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