Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is a very yummy and easy to make warm dessert, which can be served as a main dish as well. The batter resembles a cheesecake, but is not as solid. Accompany with vanilla ice-cream or custard for that extra twist. =) This recipe comes from a famous German chef called Tim Mälzer, who is sometimes referred to as the German Jamie Oliver. I only substituted cherries for the gooseberries he uses.
- 250 g cherries (canned or fresh)
- 50 g soft butter
- 50 g icing sugar
- 1 (15 g) packet vanilla sugar
- 2 eggs
- 250 g ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons semolina
- 2 tablespoons amarettinis (italian almond cookies)
- Preheat the oven to 160 °C.
- Divide the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff.
- In a second bowl cream the butter and the sugars. Add the egg yolks one by one.
- Blend in semolina and ricotta cheese. Fold in egg whites carefully.
- Pour batter into 3 greased baking tins of approximately 12 cm in diameter (I used stoneware).
- Arrange cherries (if using canned ones please remember to drain well) and amarettini on top.
- Bake for approximately 35 mins and enjoy. =).
Believe it or not, my first 3 'birthday cakes' that I can remember were actually cherry pies, so cherries are a particular favorite of mine! I really enjoyed both making & eating this dessert ~ ABSOLUTELY GREAT in every way! I did use canned cherries but now want to try it at the peak of the cherry season with great-tasting fresh ones! I served this with some frozen vanilla yogurt ~ WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one ofmy Vegetarian swapmates in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap #7]