This is a typical cake from Sardinian, made with fresh ricotta cheese. You can use sheep ricotta cheese as required by the recipe, but I tried it with goat ricotta cheese and it has become a very peculiar cake, with a strong and intense flavour, but really delicious. It is a cake for dummies: easy ingredients, easy making and easy baking.
I managed to have a perfect cake even if I chose a wrong mould, definitely too small, and I kept on opening the oven to remove living mixture poring out from the mould as lava from an Hawaiian volcano! So, the only advice is: use a proper plum cake mould, look after the size!
- flour 300 gr
- caster sugar 300 gr
- fresh goat ricotta cheese 300 gr
- eggs 3
- lemon 1 (juice and grated zest)
- backing powder 1 large tablespoon
- icing sugar
Preheat the oven at 180°C.
Stir ricotta cheese and sugar with a fork.
Add egg yolks, lemon zest and lemon juice, then flour and baking powder.
Beat the egg whites and add them to the mixture.
Pour into a cheesecake mould and bake for 40 minutes until it gets golden or a skewer comes out dry.
Let cool and dust with some icing sugar.
Keep it in a dry place and you can eat this cake for days, it's extremely good for breakfast!