Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli
Chocolate Ricotta Pudding
Total:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 whole eggs, plus 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 pound ricotta cheese, drained
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate, finely grated, plus more for garnish
  • 1/8 pound blanched almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Lemon zest, for garnish

Directions

This is a serious childhood throwback for me. I have a memory of my mother taking this out of the oven and I could smell the chocolate and the almonds more than anything else. So delicious.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Use the butter to thoroughly grease the bottom and sides of a 1 quart loaf pan.

Add the 2 whole eggs to a small pot and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a gentle boil over medium heat. When the water boils, lower the heat to a simmer and cook the eggs for 6 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pot and run them under cold water to stop them from overcooking.

In a medium bowl add the ricotta and whisk until free of lumps. Add the sugar, rum, chocolate and almonds and stir to blend. Set aside.

Peel the hard-boiled eggs and put the yolks through a small strainer to break them into small bits. Add the egg yolks to the ricotta mixture.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, add the 2 egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 to 5 minutes. Gently fold the egg whites into the ricotta mixture with a rubber spatula, retaining as much fluffiness as possible. Transfer the mixture to the loaf pan. Put the pan into a shallow water bath and bake, undisturbed, for 50 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and the water bath. Allow to cool 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with a touch of lemon zest and some chocolate over each individual portion.

More from:

Sweet Recipes

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Black Sesame Sweet Tofu

Recipe courtesy of Kyotofu

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Brian Boitano

Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Ricotta Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Ricotta Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookie Pie

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Tia Mowry at Home

10:30am | 9:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

11:30am | 10:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

12:30pm | 11:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c