No-name Strawberry Dessert

No-name Strawberry Dessert

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
  1. Add mascarpone, ricotta, vanilla extract, sugar (minus 2 Tbsp. for the strawberries) in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4.  Repeat the process until the cream mixture, cookies and strawberries are finished, taking care to finish the last layer with strawberries.
  5. Put the tray in the fridge for about half an hour to set.
  6. Cut in squares and serve  one three serving servings per person 😉