Cookies n’ Cream
When you think of ricotta you probably think of lasagna or savory dishes. It is also often used in dessert recipes such as cannoli or crepes. In Sardegna ricotta is often served with fresh honey drizzled over top for a sweet yet not-so indulgent dessert.
I added my own twist to the traditional version by crumbling some cookies on top for added texture. This snack was definitely a winner…my
husband and I son couldn’t get enough of it!
This is enough for about one portion. My son usually eats more but ricotta is heavier than yogurt so I gave him less (he wasn’t too happy about that!).
1/2 cup ricotta
1-2 tsp. fresh honey (I only recently discovered “real” honey here in Sardegna!)
1-2 cookies, such as Farley’s, Mum-Mum’s or Plasmon
This recipe is recommended for older toddlers as children under 1 year should not consume honey.
This is not the “real” honey I’m referring to…
This is what “real” honey looks like…Yum!
There’s not much to it…
Scoop some ricotta into a serving bowl, drizzle with honey and garnish with crumbled cookies!
“Did you know…?”
Ricotta is a perfect snack to offer baby because it is naturally low in fat and salt. It’s a great option as a first food because it sticks to the spoon-it’s easier for baby to eat (which means less clean-up for you!)