Torta di ricotta e limone (lemon ricotta cake) - Sardegna
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Categories: Kids, Vegetarian
This cake is simple to make and delicious. I have had the recipe a long time but can no longer remember the source.
Recipe type: Dolci (Dessert)
Cuisine: Sardegna
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 175 grams butter, room temperature
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 3 extra large eggs (200 grams), carefully separate the white from the yolk and keep in sepa-rate containers covered with cling film until room temperature
  • 3 lemons, zested
  • 250 grams ricotta
  • 120 grams cake or 00 flour
  • 10 grams baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  1. Heat oven to 180 C or 160 C if using a fan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg yolks mixing well after adding each one.
  4. Add the lemon zest and ricotta to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well.
  5. In a separate very clean bowl (you can rub a cut lemon on the surface of the bowl to ensure there is no leftover residue), beat egg whites to stiff peaks. For a step-by-step guide, click here.
  6. Add a spoonful of the egg white to the ricotta mixture and incorporate.
  7. Fold the rest of the egg whites into the ricotta mixture.
  8. Fold the flour, baking powder, and salt into this mixture.
  9. Pour into the pan.
  10. Bake 35 minutes or until risen, firm to touch, and golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and cool 1 hour in the tin before removing. Dust with icing sugar before serving.
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