About this recipe: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.
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
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:2hr › Ready in:2hr30min
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.
In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cooked pasta; pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
Bake for 2 hours or until top is firm. Let cool before serving.