Sunday, November 16, 2014
Orange ricotta torte
The Lemon Ricotta Torte recipe that I use all the time just couldn't be any simpler.
But I may have just made it better. By switching to orange instead.
Finely chop 1/2 cup of candied orange rind.
In a large bowl mix together 3 pounds of ricotta, 3 extra large eggs, 1 cup of sugar, the orange rind, the zest of one orange, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Butter and flour a 9-inch spring form pan and fill it with the ricotta mixture.
Smooth the top as best you can, then place the pan in an oven that's been preheated to 400 degrees F. In about an hour check to see if the top has browned a bit and that the torte has stiffened. If it's still very jiggly and hasn't browned yet keep checking for doneness every 10 minutes or so.
This torte took around 80 minutes to cook. Once it cooled thoroughly I let it sit in the fridge for three or four hours before taking it out and allowing it to come up to room temperature before serving.
And in about 20 minutes I watched eight people polish off the whole thing.