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Roasted Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta

25 minsServes 4Ingredients:500g strawberries, hulled (green bit removed)1 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 tbsp honeyPinch of sea saltPinch of black pepper2 cup whole milk ricotta cheese1 cup cream cheese2 tbsp honey½ tsp cinnamon6 sprigs of thyme2 slices Sourdough bread
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Roasted Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta

Serves 4| Ready in 25 mins
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Sweet, molten roasted strawberries topped over a creamy cinnamon-spiced pillow of whipped ricotta and sweetened with honey and decorated with thyme. Yes please.

Roasted Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta

When it’s strawberry season, one should celebrate by using strawberries in every possible way. This jammy roasted strawberries with whipped ricotta recipe is up there as one of my favourites.

The roasted strawberries are also served with sourdough toast, but it’s simply just a tasty vessel for transporting more strawberries and cream to your stomach and filling you up. You could also use croissants as alternative transport, or just dig in with a spoon.

I love to eat this on a slow weekend for breakfast or brunch, or for entertaining it’s a great appetizer or not-too-sweet dessert.

What you need to make Roasted Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta

Strawberries, ricotta, cream cheese, lemon, thyme, balsamic vinegar, honey and spices
Fresh strawberries
You want nice, ripe sweet strawberries
Lemon juice
To add a bit of tang
Balsamic vinegar
For a deeper level of flavour
To sweeten the dish. You can also use maple syrup in lieu of honey
Sea salt and black pepper
Sounds weird but it works to season the strawberries
Ricotta cheese and cream cheese
This combination makes the ricotta more creamy and gives a bit more structure
A subtle spice for the whipped
A herby garnish
Sourdough bread
You could also use croissants or even bagels instead

How to make Roasted Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta

Strawberries with lemon being squeezed over the top
1. Prepare the strawberries for baking

Preheat oven to 175 C / 345 F, add strawberries, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp honey and a small pinch of salt and pepper, mix to combine.

Strawberries roasted on a tray
2. Bake the strawberries

Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, set aside to cool.

Ricotta and cream cheese whipped together
3. Make the whipped ricotta

Meanwhile, place ricotta, cream cheese and cinnamon in a food processor or nutri bullet and pulse for 30 seconds to a minute until light and fluffy.

Roasted strawberries with whipped ricotta on a plate, with honey and thyme
4. Plate up

When everything’s ready, toast your sourdough. To serve, on a large plate or shallow dish, spread over the whipped ricotta, drizzle over honey then top with roasted strawberries, scatter over thyme leaves. Serve with toasted sourdough.

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Frequently asked questions & tips for Roasted Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta

What can I use if strawberries aren’t in season?
Well, you can either cheat and use frozen strawberries - clever, you’ll need to adjust cooking times however. For a fresh alternative, you could use plumbs, pears or even a sweet citrus. In this case make sure to watch the cooking time so that it doesn’t burn and if the fruit isn’t particularly juice, consider adding a little water and butter.
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Roasted Strawberries & Whipped Ricotta

Cook Time
20 mins
Prep Time
5 mins
Sweet, molten roasted strawberries topped over a creamy cinnamon-spiced pillow of whipped ricotta and sweetened with honey and decorated with thyme. Yes please.
  • 500g strawberries, hulled (green bit removed)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 slices Sourdough bread
Category - Little plates
Cuisine - Italian inspired
Skill Level - Super easy
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Nutritional information
Calories 596.3 kcal30%
Carbohydrates 47.7 g16%
Sodium 623.4 mg27%
Magnesium 49.1 mg12%
Protein 21.9 g44%
Sugar 23.7 g26%
Calcium 360.6 mg36%
Vitamin A 28%
Fat 36.8 g57%
Fiber 3.7 g15%
Iron 2.7 mg15%
Vitamin C 94%

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