I think the most difficult part when developing a new recipe is the naming it. Yeah really, THE NAME, like this recipe which I thought I would name it….
How should I name it?…
Well, I don’t know. I suppose I’m going to call it No-Name Strawberry dessert….for now
When I’m into a new recipe, I usually start from the ingredients I have in the fridge and/or in the pantry. Few days ago I have bought some digestive cookies which after opening the bag had begun to soften and become crumbly. I also had mascarpone and ricotta cheese on hand. Since we’re in strawberry season, I had a box of strawberries in the fridge (which by the way I had to hide from my daughter otherwise I would not have anything left 😂😂 , and No, I’m not a bad mom, I just don’t let them eat uncontrolled 😉) to include in my recipe.
Practically I had 250gr of everything and since we were going to have fish for lunch I thought a nice dessert would be more than welcomed. So I chose this no-bake dessert which was assembled in less than 15 minutes .
Serves 12 squares
Cooking time: 15 minutes for assembling and min. 30 minutes in the fridge to set.
- 250gr digestive cookies
- 250gr mascarpone
- 250gr ricotta
- 250gr strawberries (sliced)
- zest of one lemon and 1/2 lemon juice
- 2/3 cup icing sugar
- vanilla extract
- Add mascarpone, ricotta, vanilla extract, sugar (minus 2 Tbsp. for the strawberries) in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
- In another bowl through the sliced strawberries, lemon juice & zest and the icing sugar reserved before. Mix and let them sit for a few minutes.
- In the mean time spread with the back of a spoon one third of the mascarpone mixture in a square baking tray or Pyrex. Layer some of the cookies and add half of the strawberries on top.
- Repeat the process until the cream mixture, cookies and strawberries are finished, taking care to finish the last layer with strawberries.
- Put the tray in the fridge for about half an hour to set.
- Cut in squares and serve
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