Ricotta berry parfaits
( SERVES 4 )
Ricotta cheese makes a creamy, but low-fat, sweet treat served with berries in this recipe, a semi deconstructed cheesecake-come-parfait creation.
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|500 g||Ricotta cheese, soft|
|1 cup||Frozen berries, (raspberries and boysenberries)|
|1||Lemon, finely zested|
|1 tsp||Vanilla essence/extract|
|3 tbsp||Icing sugar|
|½ packet||Digestive biscuits, or ginger nuts|
|¼ cup||Liquer, berry, such as cassis or framboise|
|1½ cups||Berries, fresh or defrosted from frozen|
- Place ricotta, berries, lemon zest, vanilla and icing sugar in a food processor and blitz briefly until just combined. Alternatively, simply mix all ingredients together well in a mixing bowl.
- Crush biscuits to a rough crumb in a food processor. Alternatively roughly break up biscuits, place inside a clean dry plastic bag, cover with a tea towel and crush with a rolling pin or heavy wine bottle.
- To assemble parfaits, divide crushed biscuits between 4 dessert glasses (leave 2-3 tablespoons crushed biscuits for garnish). Pour over 1 tablespoon berry liqueur. Top with ricotta mixture, dividing equally. Finally, top with berries and garnish with extra crushed biscuits.