Last week, I made a batch of the most luscious homemade ricotta cheese. I do this often. Ricotta is super easy to make, and the homemade stuff is so, so delicious. Unfortunately, I got a distracted and left it draining in cheesecloth longer than I’d planned. The result was an incredibly smooth, thick and creamy product that reminded me a little of mascarpone. For the next few days we spread it on bagels and muffins. We made a crazy good crostini with it and heirloom tomatoes from our garden one night too. And, when no one else was looking, I just scooped it up with a spoon. It was heavenly!
As I was scraping the last bit of my lovely ricotta out of its container, it dawned on me that it would make the perfect filling for a tart. One with fresh fruit – like berries. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. A Red, White & Blue Ricotta Tart for the Fourth of July. Hah! Sometimes, I dazzle myself so much with my own brilliance, that I need to wear sunglasses inside.
So, I made another batch of ricotta, grabbed a whole bunch of berries and whipped up this fabulous tart for our Fourth of July celebration. And, you can too! read more >>