I was asked by Tre Stelle to test out a couple recipies and of course
I happily obliged. Since most consider cheese an unusual ingredient in desserts I headed right for the dessert recipes, I like unusual.
I decided on their Tre Stelle Ricotta & Strawberry Brownie recipe and
it didn't disappoint, it was light, not overly sweet and the perfect treat to end our bbq dinner.
This was a super easy recipe and using a boxed brownie mix made it even simplier.
I prepared my brownies as directed on the box using a 9x9 baking pan.
I cut up a container of washed strawberries until I had 1 cup chopped.
In a large bowl I mixed together the whipping cream and confectioners sugar until nice and thick.
Then I added the ricotta and blended just a little more until smooth.
Then I folded in my chopped strawberries after nibbling on a few :)
I then cut up my brownies into individual sized squares, plated them a topped them with a dallop of the ricotta mixture and a whole strawberry to make it look pretty for guests.
The next day we ate the leftovers, oh so yummy....
ok ok...... the truth, I even had some for breakfast the next day.
I even tried this recipe minus the brownies and layered it in a glass for an elegant light and refreshing dessert.
Ricotta is high in protein and makes for an excellent and healthy alternative to full fat cream cheese. Who would have thought a cheese would make such a scrumptious dessert. Check out the Tre Stelle website this and more tantalizing recipes. I love the fact that Tre Stelle is a Canadian company using only 100% Canadian Milk.