Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 We will make a sweet preparation: Pear & Cheese Pie

 

Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 Ingredients: (8 portions)

Wheat Flour: 9 onces (250 grams) – Sugar: 12 onces (350 grams) I use brown sugar (not refined)

“Ricotta” Cheese: 1 pound (500 grams) – Yeast: 1 and half ounces (50 grams) 

Raisins 9 ounces (250 grams) – Milk –  – Butter: 3 ounces (80 grams)

 

Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

put some warm Milk and the Yeast in a tea cup adding a pinch of sugar to speed the process

mean time you will put the raisin in to warm water or fresh lemon juice… or liqueur (rum is fine)…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 separate the white and red of the Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with a wooden tool mix the Flour and the whites of the Eggs in a bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

as the Yeast is ready add it to the Flour and whites of Eggs mixture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 after mixed the Yeast  we will add the “Ricotta” Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 stirring all very well with kindness using a wooden tool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 as the mixture is even and without clots we add the reds of the Eggs and mix using a whip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 as the reds of Eggs are incorporated we need to add the sugar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I prefer not refined brown sugar, the approximate quantity is 12 onces (350 grams);

you can add more sugar if you like it sweet!

 

 

 

 

 

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 

 

 take the raisin from the water (or liqueur), squeeze it and add to the preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 again whip well to obtain an even distribution of the raisin…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 to make the cake I prefer to use aluminum pan just butter the bottom and the sides very well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 drop the preparation in the aluminum pan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 let to leaven for 20-30 minutes, you should cover with a dishcloth and keep at warm temperature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 Two beautiful Pears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 we clean from the skin, the core and seeds….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 slicing in juicy pieces….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 we put apart, wet with a lemon to mantain the color…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 

 

 we prepare a simple syrup with sugar and water: put sugar, let say 3 and half ounces (100 grams in to a pan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 syrup is usually made in “Bagnomaria” which means putting the cooking pan on top of a pot with boiling wate rinside, this water will cook, through the cooking pan, the ingredients inside it; this kind of cooking is to avoid to burn delicate ingredients like sugar and to not make “mad” certain preparation like Mayonnaise or “Pasticcera” cream….

after the Sugar add some water, may be one glass but in small quantities at time…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 but this syrup is easy to made, I do it just paying attention to not burn it straight on top of electric top…add the water and stirr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 after few minutes the sugar mold in the water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 we need to stirr well to mix properly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 if you stop to stirr you see the sugar boil: you must avoid it becasue the sugar will burn in this way, sticking the bottom of the cooking pan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 instead you continuosly stirring will make a good syrup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 which will reduce it’s volume and the time needed to boil…as you see that stopping for few seconds (3-4 seconds) the syrup start to boil this is the moment to check if is ready 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 just look in the inside of the spoon, you will see from the drops of syrup if it is ready…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 take out from the fire and set apart at warm temperature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 meanwhile the cakes has leavened, put in to the oven at 250 degree Celsius (480 Fahrenheit)

 it should cook for appx. 25 minutes: but you will check in appropriate manner:

_1 the smell: you will nootice the smell of the cooked cake when is ready…not easy? so do step 2:

_2 check the external color: when is pretty brown on top it can be ready, but you have to do the  step 3:

_3 dipping a wooden toothpicks in the cake: if it come out dry the cake is cooked!

 

 

 

 

 

 OK the brawn color and the smell say it’s ready! what to do now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 dip the slices of Pear in to the syrup…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 then distribute on top of the cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 making a layer of pear on the top…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 just like this!

you can distribute the syrup on the top of the cake, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still you will cook in the oven this to get the perar brownie: do it for  10 minutes, paying attention that the cake do not burn: how?

the smell ! you should immediately notice when the cake start to burn

also you can visually see if something goes wrong, but do no worries: when you took the cake out of the oven it dropped its temperature, so you can still keep at 250 degree Celsius f(480 Fahrenheit) 10 minutes more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s ready! this cake I made was very tasty and we ate everything (I mean two cakes) in less than 20 minutes! (OK we were in 4 ….)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Recipe: Cooking Traditional Vegetarian Cake – Pear & Cheese Pie – “Torta Ricotta e Pere” – Aldentekitchen

 

 

 

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