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First I have to say, this it not my recipe, I discovered this little gem while sipping on a latte at Borders bookstore and looking through the latest Donna Hay magazine. She had a whole section on ricotta, which really interested me. I never did purchase the magazine, but I definitely made a mental note of these. They are very easy to make, so refreshing and light!! I have been craving something citrus so I knew just the thing to pair it with! Now I don’t quite remember the name Ms. Hay gave these, ( you’ll have to check out the magazine). But to me they are little ricotta bundles,so savory and so good!!! If you’re looking for a light lunch or dinner ( and you love ricotta!) you got to try these. And whats really nice, you can make a whole bunch, keep them in the frig, all you have to do is warm them slightly in the microwave. When they’re warmed all the flavors come out.

Simply mix about 1lb or more of ricotta, with 1 cup of Parmesan, (I used Romano) 1 egg, I added some lemon peel, salt and pepper. That’s it!!

Next take a muffin tin, sprayed with oil and line it with 1 piece of Pancetta, scoop the ricotta mixture on top. Bake at 350 degreesF for about 30 min. or until set and golden.
I placed them into a salad mixed with Romaine and Arugula, whipped up a fresh lemon and olive oil dressing to pour on top, and then topped it off with some toasted pine nuts.

Give them a try, if you’re craving something light and refreshing!

Buon Appetito!!!

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  1. Yum, love ricotta. Looks like a great addition to a salad. Thanks for the idea.

  2. I happened upon your name as a new Daring Baker. I’ll look forward to many delicious recipes from your kitchen Marie…a piece of cake!!Welcome!!

  3. Maryann, The lemon dressing over it makes it taste even better.

    Kevin,I know you’re gonna like it!

    Glamah! I’m so glad you got the bowl! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    Rowena, Hi! So your dog likes ricotta huh?? Smart dog!!!

    Lor, Thanks! Hope the Princess is feeling better.

    Hi Lisa, Thanks! I’m on a quest for more light things to make!!

    BC, Hi, Thanks for stopping by, hope to “see” you again!!

  4. This looks gorgeous. It makes me want to lick the screen.

  5. That is a great way to start the new year. The salad looks beautiful. Thanks for the tip on the ricotta bundles!

  6. These look lovely Marie and so easy to make!! Only heard of Donna Hay through the blog world!! Not really known here!!

  7. You know, I’ve seen enough stuff in the food blogosphere on Donna Hay that I feel that I know a little about her…even if I’ve never set eyes on anything that she’s written!

    Ricotta is a staple in my fridge…some for us and a lot for the dog!

  8. Yumm, I just made something with Ricotta. Another good idea for it. I too, amd looking for lighter fare.BTW, I ordered my Timbale bowl today. Just need a occasion to make it after I lose some pounds:-).

  9. The salad looks really nice. Warm ricotta, pecorino romano and lemon wrapped in pancetta sounds amazing! Bookmarked

  10. Marie, Your salad and little ricotta bundles are the perfect thing after all of the heavy holiday foods.
    I’m craving fresh, lighter faire too. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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