Sweet Egg and Ricotta Bake

    (5)
    2 hours 30 min

    Cooked pasta is tossed together with ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla before being baked. The result is a delicious dessert, similar to that of baked rice pudding. It's creamy, sweet and deliciously moreish.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 23x33cm dish

    • 115g ditalini pasta or other small shaped pasta
    • 1.35kg ricotta cheese
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 6 eggs, beaten
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cooked pasta; pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
    3. Bake for 2 hours or until top is firm. Let cool before serving.
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    21

    Delicious! My husband loved it! If I could give it 4.5 stars I would (with the modifications below). The pastini (I used ditalini) suprisingly gave this custardy cake a unique texture, almost like there were tapioca balls in it. There was even a syrupy-like consistency on the bottom, making it extra tasty. Here are a few modifications I made: -Added 1 grated tangerine peel (about 1 tsp.) -Added 2 capfuls of whisky. I'm sure any tasty alcohol would work - perhaps Bailey's or Grand Mariner. As a previous reviewer noted, I reduced the baking time to about 1 hour and 40 minutes. It came out just right. It may be a good idea to check in increments of 10-15 minutes after the hour mark - depending on your oven. Thanks so much for this delightful recipe! Great way to use up ricotta and very easy too!  -  10 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    9

    I THINK I BAKED IT LONGER THAN I SHOULD. IT WAS A LITTLE HARD, BUT VERY TASTY. I WILL TRY AGAIN. THANKS  -  09 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    5

    gREAT TOPPED WITH A LITTLE WHIP CREAM...KIDS THINK ITS AMCHEESECAKE...  -  24 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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