Friday, April 8, 2011

Ricotta Breakfast Bowl

With a few cups of delicious homemade ricotta on hand, I wanted to find a recipe where I could use it and fully experience its wonderfulness without masking it by baking it into pancakes, muffins, etc.

Ricotta Breakfast Bowl

I came up with the idea for a ricotta breakfast bowl with honeycomb, fresh winter fruit, walnuts, and of course – homemade ricotta.

Ricotta Breakfast Bowl

We used to eat honeycomb at my grandparents house – spread on toast with butter.  I remember it being so delicious then but hadn’t had it since, so I was excited to incorporate it into a breakfast bowl.

honeycomb

The fruit & honeycomb are sweet, the ricotta is creamy but substantial, and the walnuts add a little crunch here and there.  I’m obsessed with this as a new item in my breakfast rotation!

Ricotta Breakfast Bowl

 

Ricotta Breakfast Bowl

  • 3/4 c. ricotta (homemade if possible)
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 clementine
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 c. honeycomb cut into tiny cubes

This meal is easy to assemble.  Start with the ricotta in a big bowl (you’ll want room to mix it up a bit).  I supremed the grapefruit, which basically means you cut off the outer peel and then insert your knife alongside the inner membranes to extract slices of membrane-free grapefruit.  Here’s a tutorial from my friend Jim, if you’re interested.  I peeled the clementine and cut it into small pieces, then sprinkled the walnuts and small cubes on honeycomb over the top.  Enjoy!

Ricotta Breakfast Bowl

2 comments:

  1. When i was little I loved chewing honey comb and letting the sweet stuff squirt in my mouth. But this treat is so grown up! Yummy. Pretty pics too.

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  2. I don't know anyone else who used to eat honeycomb! I loved it. I bet your mom got it from her front yard or something? :)

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