Fruit Desserts for Summer
I just tried this one, and it's a keeper.
BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE WITH RICOTTA TOPPING
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9" square baking dish.
In a large bowl, cream:
Â Â¼ C (Â½ stick) butter, softened
Â Â½ C sugar
Combine in a separate bowl:
Â 1 C flour
Â 1Â¼ t baking powder
Add to the butter/sugar mixture. Blend until small, even crumbs form. Scrape down the sides and blend briefly. Next add all at once:
Â 1/3 C milk
Â 1 large egg
Â Â½ t lemon extract OR Â¼ t lemon oil
Stir only enough to form a sticky batter. Dump into baking pan and spread evenly into corners.
Â 1Â½ C blueberries (If using frozen berries, thaw and drain first.)
In a medium bowl, whisk:
Â 2 large eggs
Â Â¼ C sugar
Â Â¼ t vanilla extract
Â Â¼ t almond extract
(If you donÂt have both, use Â½ t of one.)
Â 1 C ricotta cheese
Stir until all lumps are gone. Pour over the blueberries. Spread out to the corners.
Bake for 55~60 minutes. Done when a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into 16 squares. Refrigerate leftovers.
Makes 16 servings.
Do you have any favorite fruit\-based desserts for summer?