A touch of spring on International Women’s Day

We all deserve something sweet

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Ricotta-limoncello torttu / Ricotta and limoncello tart

(adapted from Sikke Sumari’s original recipe  /  Sikke Sumarin reseptin mukaan)

 

Tarte

Women’s Day is as good an excuse as any to treat oneself and one’s loved ones to something sweet and delicious. In the Finnish calendar, early March can be a difficult time:  still so far from the approaching spring, with absolutely no sign of green  yet to be seen in nature around us. What better than a little sunshine and colour to brighten one’s day. Lemons are the easiest way to bring sunshine into any cooking.

Happy Women’s Day to you all!

image_3Taikina: 300g jauhoja, 100g voita, 200g sokeria, 3 keltuaista

Täyte: 500g ricotta, 100g sokeria, 3 rkl limoncelloa, 1 sitruunan raastettu kuori,  2 rkl sitruunatahnaa (Lemon curd, ostettavissa valmiina tai kunnianhimoisemmalle leipurille valmistettavissa oheisen BBC Foodin ohjeen mukaan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemon_curd_68499).

Lisäksi maun mukaan tuoreita marjoja, esim. vadelmia tai mustikoita.

Beautiful_lemons

Käytäthän luomukananmunia? Niissä on mielestäni sekä parempi maku että erityisesti kauniimpi väri. Katso nyt näitä ihanuuksia!

Eggs

Mixings

Kitchen_table

Table

Tee taikina aineksista nopeasti nyppimällä. Taikina saa jäädä hieman ‘kokkareiseksi’. Sekoita täytteen ainekset keskenään. Vuoraa 20-25cm torttuvuoka leivinpaperilla ja painele puolet taikinasta vuoan pohjalle, lisää täyte ja murusta loput taikinasta täytteen päälle. Paista 170 asteessa noin 40-45 minuuttia.

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Lemons

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Koristele hauamillasi marjoilla. Ja nauti!

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Limoncello and Ricotta Tart

(adapted from Sikke Sumari’s original recipe )

For the dough: 300g flour 100g butter 200g sugar 3 egg yolks

Filling: 500g ricotta, 100g sugar, 3 tablespoons limoncello, a zest of one (organic) lemon, 2 tablespoons lemon curd (available from supermarkets or if feeling ambitious – you can prepare it yourself following the attached BBC Food instructions : http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemon_curd_68499 )

Ti serve: Fresh berries, e.g. rasberries or blueberries

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Make the dough by quickly mixing the ingredients for the dough. Don’t overwork the dough, it will be quite “lumpy”. Mix the ingredients for the filling. Line a 20-25cm tart tin with grease-proof paper, press half of the dough into the pan, add the filling and then crumble te remainder on top. Bake at 170 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.

I do hope you are using organic eggs. To me, they both taste better and look more beautiful. Just look at these beautiful things!

Eggs

Decorate with your favorite berries and enjoy! (Perhaps with a small glass of limoncello on the side.)

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