Cake made with "ricotta" and
chocolate of the nuns of Querceto
(Dolcino di ricotta e cioccolato delle monache
- 200 grams of sheep's "ricotta" (kind of cottage cheese)
- abundant flakes of plain chocolate
- powder cinnamon
- the skin (but just the yellow part) of an orange
- 2 cloves
- 4-5 cm of a crumbled cinnamon bar
- a pinch of table salt
a small saucepan and put 2 big spoons of orange, the skin of the orange,
the cloves and the cinnamon and let them boil very slowly for 2-3 minutes.
Add 3 spoons of sugar and go on with this slow cooking, turning very often.
After 10 minutes check if the syrup will start to get thicker, if not add
some more sugar and then a small pinch of salt. Boil for 5-6 minutes more
and then take out for the heat ant let it cool down. In the meanwhile mash
and melt the "ricotta" (in a small soup tureen and using a fork)
and when the syrup will be cold, pour it (taking care to add a right quantity
in order to have a very thick mixture) over the "ricotta". Turn
and mix very well all this stuff, then cover with a pellicle and put in
the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
At the right time fill 4 small cups with the above mixture, sprinkle with
some powder cinnamon and then cover each filled cup with a layer of chocolate