Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Saint Valentine's Cake

A cake with ricotta cheese and chocolate and a large heart to celebrate Saint Valentin

For the shortcrust pastry:     
  • 300g flour                             
  • 150g butter                            
  • 150g sugar                            
  • 2 egg yolks                           
  • 1 egg                                     
  • a pinch of salt                                     
  • a pinch of cinnamon

For the cream:
  •  400 gr Ricotta cheese
  • 150 gr  sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • 50g sultanas or 2 ebs. cocoa powder 
  • 2 tbs. rhum or cognac 

Prepare the shortcrust  pastry: mix the butter and the sugar  then pour in the flour.
Add the egg yolks ,the egg , the cinnamon and the salt. Knead quickly. 
Form the dough into a ball and leave aside for one hour. 

Then,roll out 2/3 of the pastry and line the cake mold with it.
Place in a  preheated oven at 180 - 200 °C and bake for approximately 10  minutes. .

Meanwhile prepare the cream:mix the ricotta cheese with sugar,add the eggs, yolks and sultanas and rhum. 
Then pour it on the shortcrust pastry. Level  the surface .   
Use the remaining pastry for decorating the cake. 

Then cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 180°C
….AL CIOCCOLATO  add two tablespoons cocoa powder to the ricotta cheese

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