Friday, February 1, 2013


My absolute favorite cookbook is Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home.  It has been around for nearly twenty years.  I own two copies—one at home and one here in Florida. 


This dessert takes advantage of the Plant City strawberries that are plentiful this year.  I have adapted the recipe a bit—cutting it in half for one thing because we would eat it all if I made the eight servings as described in the cookbook.

Strawberry-Ricotta Mousse
8 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 pint fresh strawberries
1/4 cup strawberry fruit spread
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 T confectioners’ sugar (optional)
  • Beat the ricotta with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Rinse the berries and cut into small pieces, saving a few whole ones for garnish.
  • Fold the strawberries and the fruit spread into the cheese.
  • Whip the cream and sweeten if desired.  Fold into the fruit and ricotta.
  • Refrigerate for at least twenty minutes.  Serve in individual cups.

It is a pleasant combination of richness and lightness.


Muffie said...

Oh this sounds yummy. I'll add it to my file and use it when I need something special! Thanks for sharing!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

My goodness does this sound delicious. I will copy and paste this so I can try it this next week.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Now I am off to catch up with you its been too long since I have gotten to visit with you.

Muffy's Marks said...

ooooooooooohhhhhhh does that sound good. I am going to copy this one to make then next time I get strawberries!!! Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh how I wish I could eat strawberries. Those Plant City ones are so good but they mess up my stomach with those little seeds. You have put them to good use.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are a great inspiration. Today I'm baking a carrot cake for the grandkids who are coming for a sleepover, my daughter too! Photos tomorrow!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Rian said...

This does sound good. I love ricotta cheese. And when I worked part time at a bookstore years ago , I used to peruse the Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks. I'll have to go back and check them out again.

Barb said...

Yum - but I might have to sprinkle some chocolate chips on top!

Margaret said...

That sounds so fresh and delicious. I will have to try it.

Linda Myers said...

It looks delicious.

~Kc Waddell said...

That does look and sound yummy! However I am going to have to hang on to this for now, fresh strawberries in southern California are not very abundant or good and way over priced! But I will keep this one for later. Thanks!