not everything works out the way you want it to. a life – and cooking lesson – i’ve learned many times over. what began as a quest for light, fresh picnic fare turned into a slightly goopy but still delicious result.
recipe #6: blackberry ricotta spread(ish)
ingredients: 30 oz ricotta, cup of blackberries, 1 tablespoons honey and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
directions: i combined 30 oz. of ricotta cheese with a full cup of blackberries, one tablespoon of honey, and 1/4 cup of of brown sugar and combined in a blender. however, the blackberries trumped the ricotta to create a consistency closer to yogurt… which wasn’t ideal as a spread for whole wheat crackers as i intended, but was perfect to pour over multi-grain pancakes the next morning. next time, i think i’ll try blending the blackberries w/ honey and sugar first and then whip into ricotta in small doses until the texture is right. i’ll probably also add a touch of lemon or lime to brighten the flavor (ooh or lavender!), and most importantly, buy more blackberries to snack on during the process!