Torta di ricotta (Roman cheesecake): the original recipe

Ricotta cheesecake: one of the most beloved dessert by Roman people. If you’d like to challenge this, the result would be amazing!

Prepare the usual shortcrust pastry with 300 gr of flour, 150 gr butter, 2 egg yolks and grated rind of 1/2 lemon.

Mix ingredients and let them rest for an hour. in a small bowl mix extremely fresh ricotta cheese, 2 whole eggs, 200 grams of brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of raisins or any other candy fruit you’d like or chocolate chips or cherry jam (according to your taste).

Grease a baking pan with some butter (or use baking paper) and with your hands spread over half the dough. now fill it with ricotta cheese mix. with the remaining half make long stripes to decorate the tart with a criss-cross pattern. Moderately hot oven for half an hour approx.

Enjoy it, and if you’d not succeed, come to visit us in Rome!