Baked Ricotta

Domini Kemp - Cheese Straws and Baked Ricotta Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Domini Kemp - Cheese Straws and Baked Ricotta Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 13:03

   
  • Serves: 6
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Course: Hors d'oeuvre
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • Serves 6-8 as a dip
  • 250g tub of ricotta
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried herbs – whatever you have handy: oregano, rosemary, mint, marjoram and thyme are good.
  • Squeeze of honey

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and place the cheese in an oven-proof dish, sprinkle liberally with the herbs (1-2 tbsp should do it), drizzle with olive oil and honey, season and then pop in the oven for 20 minutes. To finish, give it a blast under the grill to caramelise the honey. To serve, place on a dish, accompanied by the cheese straws.