Torta di Ricotta

Torta di Ricotta

This is the ultimate ricotta cheesecake, my Torta di Ricotta, using my homemade ricotta cheese is simply amazing! You're going to love my cheesecake!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (50 gm) superfine sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) water
  • 5 tbsp (50 gm) pine nuts
  • 4 tbsp (40 gm) golden raisins
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) rum
  • 3¼ cups (390 gm) all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (90 gm) brown sugar
  • 1¼ cup (150 gm) ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp (8 gm) baking powder
  • 8 oz (240 gm) unsalted butter, very cold cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) ice water
  • 1½ lb whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup (150 gm) superfine sugar
  • 2 oz (56 gm) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) heavy cream (if mixture is too dry)
Read the whole recipe on A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis