|This is a wonderfully easy dessert to make, and even more wonderful to eat!!|
I’m a hoarder…it’s true! I hoard recipes! I’ve been clipping and cutting from newspapers and magazines for at least 25 years now! I have about 9 loose leaf binders full of recipes. I also have about 6 folders of printed recipes from the internet! OCD??? There is really no other explanation for this behavior! If I live to be 100, I will never be able to make all these recipes and yet, I keep clipping! This behavor is bad enough but, I also own over 600 cookbooks!
Several weeks ago a friend said to me, one of her favorite cakes was one that I mold in a bowl. At first I was puzzled. Then she said it had a ricotta filling. I started to vaguely remember the cake but, which book was it in….see where I’m going? I did remember that it was in one of my loose leaf binders. I pulled them out and started to go through them. After going through 3 of them, I sat down, thought a little more about the cake my friend was talking about. Then it dawned on me that I had made that cake several years ago. So, by my time line, I could place the recipe in a certain binder! Not exactly the dewey decimal system but, it works for me!! Voila!! I found the recipe and decided to make it for company this past weekend. It was a hit! All I can say is, thank you Colleen, for refreshing my memory!
|Store bought Sara Lee pound cake…sliced|
|Bowl lined with pound cake|
|In food processor, chop the chocolate, then add ricotta and sugar|
|Spread on the chocolate ricotta cheese and cover with cake|
|Spreading with whipped cream|
|The beautiful Canolli Bombe….Yum!|
|This was chocolatey, creamy and oh so good!|
|So outrageously delicious!!|
1 10 3/4-oz. frozen loaf pound cake
1 8-oz. milk chocolate bar with almonds
3 c. (24 oz.) ricotta cheese
1 c. + 1 T. sifted powdered sugar
1 c. whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
10 (or so) blanched whole almonds, toasted
Line an 8-inch (2 quart) bowl with 1/4-inch pound cake slices; cut pieces to fill in any spaces. Set aside remaining slices.
Use a vegetable peeler to shave about 2 Tablespoons of chocolate from the edge of the chocolate bar. Chill the shavings to save for garnish. Break the remaining chocolate bar into small pieces and process in a food-process until crumbly. Add ricotta and 1 cup of powdered sugar and process until blended, but not completely smooth. Turn half of the cheese mixture into the bowl with cake; spread evenly. Cover with a layer of the reserved pound cake slices. Top with the remaining cheese mixture and another layer of cake.
Cover and chill several hours or overnight. To serve, invert onto a serving plate. In a small bowl, beat whipping cream and 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar and vanilla. Frost cake with the whipped cream and garnish with the reserved chocolate shavings and almonds.
I also would like to thank Andrea of The Kitchen Lioness for choosing my blog to receive the
“Lovely Blog Award”. I am honored! I met Andrea through our mutual cooking groups French Fridays with Dorie and Tuesdays with Julia! She is very talented and has such a LOVELY blog with gorgeous photos and wonderful recipes. I am so glad that I have gotten to know her and hope you will visit her LOVELY blog and get to know her, too!
This is always the hardest part for me. I really don’t like choosing but, I´m passing this award to the following lovely blogs. Please take the time and visit them:
Inside a British Mums Kitchen
My Baking Heart
Baking in Spain
There and Back Again
Always Add More Butter
Seven things about me:
- Before I retired, I worked as an administrative assistant in a doctors office
- I love to travel and hope to get to Budapest and Vienna next year
- I would love to learn to speak French
- Visting my grandchildren is my favorite thing to do
- Although I have traveled to Europe several times, I have never been to the west coast of the US
- I collect tea pots, cookbooks and retro bakeware
- I love to garden almost as much as I love to bake
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• Thank the person who gave you this award
• Include a link to their blog
• Next, select 5 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
• Nominate those bloggers for the Award.
• Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
• In the same post, include this set of rules.
• Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.