Ricotta Kisses (Baci Di Ricotta)

It has been a turbulent week for me because my entire blog has to be deleted without a backup (here for more details). For the past couples of days, I have been working on re-establishing my blog layout and rewriting some of my past articles. Ok, the whole blog drama may sound painful but thankfully, it was not as bad as I have imagined. Anyway, I like to express my gratitude to all who are kind enough to leave me with words of encouragement. I really appreciate your comments!

On a brighter note, weekends has finally arrived. Aside from catching up on my blog posts and sleep, I can’t wait to sit back and relax with a tabloid magazine on my right hand and these easy-to-make ricotta kisses on my left . I confess I have a terrible weakness for reading the so-called trashy magazines and snacking simultaneously. It’s definitely my version of  popcorn and movies.

Ricotta Kisses (Baci Di Ricotta)

(adapted from Nigella Lawson)

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup ricotta

2 large eggs

1/2 cup Italian OO flour

1 1/2 tsps baking powder

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp caster sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Vegetable oil for frying

2 tsps confectioners’ sugar

Method:

1. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta and eggs, and mix until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Mix again to make a smooth batter.

2. Fill a wide, shallow skillet with about 3/4 inch of oil. Place over medium-high heat until a bit of batter sizzles when dropped in. Drop rounded teaspoons of batter into pan, 5 or 6 at a time. When batter puffs and undersides turn golden brown, after about 1 minute, flip kisses and allow to brown again for about 1 more minute. Transfer browned kisses to paper towels to drain, and continue until all batter is used.

3. Pile kisses in a rough pyramid on a serving plate. Pass confectioners’ sugar through a small fine-meshed sieve evenly over baci. Serve immediately.

(Emily’s note: I’m aware that my kisses are more pancake-like. Trying to conserve vegetable oil, I have filled my skillet less oil than it was specified :P)
 
19 Responses to Ricotta Kisses (Baci Di Ricotta)
  1. Frank
    July 2, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    Wow sorry to hear about your hacker problems. Why would someone do that??? Anyway, happy to see you’re back in action. Keep up the great work. These baci look wonderful.

    • Emily
      July 2, 2010 | 2:48 pm

      Hi Frank, thanks for your comment. :)
      Uhm, no it is not a hacker problem, I’m the problem. :( I was trying to upgrade my wordpress version and things just went south from there.

  2. Sanjana
    July 2, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    Emily, these are so beautiful! I love ricotta in desserts. They look delicious!

    • Emily
      July 2, 2010 | 4:02 pm

      Hi Sanjana,

      Thanks for your lovely comment. It’s a very simple recipe from Nigella and doesn’t not require much ingredients. It is a highly recommended recipe! :)

  3. Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective
    July 2, 2010 | 8:14 pm

    This looks divine! I perfect snack to much on while reading any kind of magazine!

    • Emily
      July 3, 2010 | 1:03 am

      Welcome to the club! ;)

  4. Sara
    July 3, 2010 | 12:05 am

    I just saw the picture of this amazing Baci di Ricotta on Foodgawker. I love ricotta and I love this recipe…it has all of my favorite ingredients in it. On my “to-do-soon” list! Thanks for sharing it.

    • Emily
      July 3, 2010 | 1:04 am

      Hi Sara,

      I am happy that you like the recipe. Thanks for you comment. :)

  5. Serene
    July 3, 2010 | 2:18 am

    Oh, wow, gorgeous!

    • Emily
      July 3, 2010 | 2:44 am

      Thanks Serene! :)

  6. Cookin' Canuck
    July 3, 2010 | 5:38 pm

    I’m so sorry you had so many blog problems! These ricotta kisses look positively addictive.

    • Emily
      July 4, 2010 | 6:36 am

      Thanks for your comment. At least the blog is back on track now. Still plenty more posts to recreate but the blog layout is done. Yay!

  7. melissa
    July 3, 2010 | 9:37 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your missing/lost blog!

    I have a weakness for tabloid fodder and snacking too.

    These little ricotta kisses are adorable and look scrumptious!

    • Emily
      July 4, 2010 | 6:34 am

      Thanks for your comment. Woohoo, join the club! :P

  8. Joanne
    July 7, 2010 | 9:28 pm

    Ooo I’m so sorry to hear about your blog woes…that stinks. But at least you have these bites of ricotta heaven to cheer you up!

    • Emily
      July 8, 2010 | 1:24 pm

      Hi Joanne,

      Thanks for your comment. That’s right, I was in serious need of something like ricotta bites which is fuss free to make and fast to eat to cheer me up! Also extra points for being absolutely delicious too! :P

  9. Joy
    July 8, 2010 | 1:59 am

    That looks wonderful.

    • Emily
      July 8, 2010 | 1:25 pm

      Hi Joy,

      Thanks for your compliment and for visiting my site. :D

  10. Dina
    July 10, 2010 | 1:14 am

    these sound yummy!

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