Crispy ricotta, chocolate and orange lady fingers
SmartPoints® value per serving
Crispy pastry filled with creamy ricotta, dark chocolate and orange zest
Reduced-fat ricotta cheese
20 g, (70% cocoa), coarsely grated
1 tsp, finely grated, plus orange zest to serve
Uncooked filo pastry
2 tsp, dutch, to dust
- Crispy pastry filled with creamy ricotta, dark chocolate and orange zest.
- Combine the ricotta, sugar, chocolate and orange zest in a medium bowl.
- Place 1 sheet of pastry on a clean work surface. Lightly spray with oil. Top with another sheet and lightly spray again with oil. Fold in half lengthways. Place one-sixth of the ricotta mixture at one end of the filo strip. Fold in the sides and roll to enclose the filling. Place seam-side down on the prepared tray. Repeat with the remaining filo and filling. Lightly spray lady fingers with oil.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until golden and crisp. Set aside on the tray to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature dusted with cocoa and topped with orange zest.
Middle eastern twist: Give these lady fingers a Middle Eastern spin by using ½ cup (115g) chopped fresh dates instead of chocolate and 1 tbs honey in the place of sugar. Dust with icing sugar instead of cocoa to finish.