Ricotta Chocolate Mousse: Whisk together - 1/2 c ricotta cheese, 1 t cocoa powder, 1/4 t vanilla extract, 1 t sugar. Refrigerate >1h. Top - white chocolate shaving, orange zest, pistachio, fresh raspberry or mint leaves
This combination of ricotta, orange and chocolate is a classically Mediterranean one — you might have tried this filling in cannoli, a Sicilian dessert made of a fine, crunchy tube of pastry, filled with ricotta and various flavour combinations.
A little bit of lemon juice, some gorgeous blueberries, ricotta cheese, a pinch of salt and a bit of vanilla, and finally that last touch of maple syrup and butter, combine together in a glorious harmony to create these gorgeous pancakes.