• Ricotta waffles with falling powdered sugar
    Breakfast and Brunch,  Waffles and Pancakes

    The Best Ricotta Waffles with Meyer Lemon Cream

    You need these in your life. Seriously, these are the best ricotta waffles ever. They’re thick and a bit dense in the way that holds up to lots of syrup and butter or a heavy slathering of whipped cream. They have flavor on their own, but not so much to outshine the toppings. AND they reheat beautifully, which is not something you can say about most breakfast items! I’ll let you in on a little secret about me. I prefer waffles to pancakes. Nothing against pancakes, but I prefer the crisp edges of a waffle, and those little pockets filled with syrup. I knew the lemon curd from the last post…

  • Ricotta olive oil cake with cherries
    Breakfast sweets,  Cakes,  Seasonal fruit

    Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Fresh Cherries

    The first time I made a ricotta cake, it was at the Italian bakery where I worked. We had a few standard recipes, but the owner and I liked to brainstorm new ideas for seasonal flavors. I would gather a few recipes and begin to test. This particular time, we liked the idea of candied oranges baked into the batter. After a few tries I found a pound cake-like cake with the sweet flavor of orange throughout. Fast forward a few years and I began craving that same dense, moist cake, but I couldn’t find the recipe. My mind was set on a ricotta cake, this time made with olive…