Homemade Ricotta Breakfast Bites

Breakfasts can be unfairly deemed the boring meal of the day. However it is essential to have a healthy start and with a little imagination and a snippet of time, you can create a gourmet treat for a quick breakfast on the go or for an impressive brunch with friends.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 litre of organic full cream milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vinegar
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons of organic honey
  • 4 wholemeal slices of toast (the larger the slice the better)

You’ll need a round cookie cutter, a piece of muslin cloth, colander and a kitchen thermometer (good to have but not essential).

Method:

  1. Making homemade ricotta is much simpler than you think. Simply warm the milk in a saucepan on medium heat till it is hot and small bubbles form on the edges, but don’t let the milk boil. If you have a kitchen thermometer then the milk needs to be take off the heat at 90 degrees celsius (190 fahrenheit).
  2. Once you’ve taken the milk off the heat, add the vinegar  and salt and stir about 5 times till combined. Then leave it to set for 5 minutes. You’ll notice it starts to curdle immediately.
  3. After 5 minutes, pour the milk into a colander or strainer lined with some muslin cloth which will catch the ricotta and then leave it to strain for another 5 minutes before twisting the muslin to squeeze out any excess water. And there you have it; homemade ricotta.
  4. Cut four circles out of each piece of toast with the cookie cutter, spread each piece with some honey and then a dollop of ricotta on top.
  5. Sprinkle some nutmeg and cinnamon on top (you could also add some fresh berries or banana on top)

  

It’s that easy to put together a tasty, healthy and impressive breakfast treat. Pair it with some lovely iced coffee and you’ll have quite a breakfast spread.

Stay tuned for our savory version of this coming soon!

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