Ricotta Toast: Recipe of the Week

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Ricotta Toast
I had planned on sharing my delicious easy banana bread this week, but my husband threw out my bananas.  I’d like to say something pithy here but…
Instead I bring you a delicious trendy treat, toast. 
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When I first heard that toast restaurants were opening up in Manhattan, I rolled my eyes.  Since then I’ve been introduced to avocado toast and all has been forgiven.  So when I found myself out of garlic for garlic bread, I thought, what can I do with toast?  I had left over ricotta cheese from a lasagna I made earlier in the week, and so I googled.  I expected to find savory but instead I found many variations on sweet.  I cherry picked different ideas and made dessert ricotta toast.
Ingredients:
4-6 slices sourdough bread.
olive oil spray
1 cup ricotta cheese
1.5 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp almond extract (I was out of vanilla)
honey to taste
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Directions:
Spray the slices of bread with olive oil.  Toast in toaster oven or regular oven until desired level of crispness.  In a bowl, combine ricotta, sugar, cinnamon, and almond extract.  Spoon mixture onto toast.
We topped with drizzled honey, but other variations topped with cocoa powder or chopped chocolate.  I thing it would be awesome with crushed pistachios
My pictures are awful because I couldn’t keep the kids hands out of it.  Note that the original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of sugar, but that was way too much.  I didn’t have time to test with different amounts of sugar but I suspect, a teaspoon would go a long way…
 


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