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Luned́, 17 Maggio, 2004 | Posted by Signora Teresa at 16:04

Let me tell you, there are a lot of people who really enjoy my food. When I was young and still a single girl, the men didn't see me as one of the beauties of the village. I was able to seduce them all with just the smell of my food. If that alone didn't work then the first bite and I knew they were mine.

Food is like sex,if you don't enjoy cooking it, then how would you expect the other person to enjoy eating it?

Ah, maybe that didn't come out exactly as it should have, but you know what I mean.

These sex isn't one of the activities high on my list. Mind you i still enjoy a good roll in bed with the right person. And if you think that's strange wait until you get to be over 60 and then tell me how you feel having an old man on top of you. You pray that they won't die there as they struggle away, huffing and puffing. I pray for their heart to stay strong.

But anyway, enough of that stuff. It;s the last thing you expect to hear from an old woman. Sex and the aged, it shouldn't happen right? I don't think I ever wanted to hear about my mother and sex. Oh my God, just the thought makes me blush. I should really be talking about food. This is a Ricotta Cake, or Cheese Cake and is one of my favourites.

Torta di Ricotta
2 cups of self raising flour
5 spoonfuls of milk
150 grams of butter
100 grams of sugar
4 eggs whisked lightly
a pinch of cinnamon
lemon rind grated finely
large container of ricotta (500 grams)
grated chocolate
vanilla bean

For the base, put 50 grams sugar, the milk, flour in a bowl. Mix together while folding in half of the eggs. Mix until stiff. Believe me you'll know when it's ready.

Grab a shallow dish, and brush the base with butter so that it doesn't stick. Then fold in the mixture and push it up against the edges and along the base. It should easily stay up in place. I normally use a little spoon to help with this. Sprinkle a little flour across the base, just to hold it together.

Now put it into a warm oven (180) for about 15 minutes while you are doing the next bit.

Okay, now the good part.

Let's tip the ricotta into a bowl, add the rest of the sugar, the pinch of cinnamon, the grated lemon, the vanilla pods, and grate some chocolate into the mixture. Mix it together well, taste for sweetness.

If you are happy and you need to be happy with this, then pour it into the case, sprinkle crushed almonds over the top and place it back into the oven for another half hour.

Let it cool and serve with cream or even better, vanilla ice cream. Now taste it and you'll immediately see that you'll want to have sex with me. Don't be ridiculous, I'm over 60 years of age. Are you crazy?

Oh, alright, if you insist. Come this way.

Posted by Signora Teresa at 17.05.04 16:04 | TrackBack