Whipped Ricotta Crostini's
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ TBS water
  • Pinch cinnamon (or ginger or cardamom, or all)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cups walnut pieces
  • 2 loaves french bread
  • XX fresh ricotta
  • 2 TBS honey
  • Honey for drizzling
  • Thyme optional for garnish
  1. To make the sugared walnuts
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  3. Heat water and sugar in a small pot until it reaches a rolling boil. Toss in walnuts, stir to coat and immediately turn them out onto the lined baking sheet. Quickly spread them out a bit.
  4. Allow them to cool completely.
  5. These can be made a day or two in advance. Store (once completely cooled) in a sealed baggie, mason jar or airtight container.
  6. Slice French bread into crostini sized pieces. Line slices up on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350-degree oven until a little crisp (about 3-5 minutes (flipping halfway), longer if you want them really crisp).
  7. In your mixing bowl, whip ricotta, and 2 TBS honey until fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  8. When ready to assemble. Chop nuts into a crumble.
  9. Slather each crostini with whipped ricotta, top with a sprinkle of nuts, Thyme (or lemon Thyme) if you choose to use an herb and a drizzle of honey.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Souffle Bombay at https://soufflebombay.com/whipped-ricotta-crostinis/