Ricotta and honey…mmm! Sardinians LOVE their honey and they love drizzling it on cheese, particularly sweet cheeses, such as ricotta.
Who would have thought that only two (not-so decadent) ingredients would result in a sweet, creamy treat that could rival any gelato on a hot summer’s day?! (Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration!)
I switched up the traditional recipe by adding some crunch with baby cookies (Plasmon brand).
My two-year AND 7 month old love this snack (minus the honey for the little one). My son loves the crunch and my daughter loves the mushy bits of biscotti (that I let sit in the ricotta for 5 minutes or so to soften before serving).
1/2 cup ricotta (full-fat or non-fat)
1-2 tsp. organic honey (local is best-especially here in Sardegna!)
2 Plasmon cookies, crumbled (or baby cookie of choice)
Sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired
*This recipe is recommended for babies 12+ months as it contains honey which can cause botulism if given to babies under one year old.
There’s not much to this recipe…
Layer ricotta and crumbled cookies in a small serving bowl then drizzle with honey.
Garnish with more crumbled cookies for added crunch!
“Did you know…?”
Ricotta is a perfect snack to offer baby because it is naturally low in fat and salt. It’s a great option as a first food because it sticks to the spoon-it’s easier for baby to eat (which means less clean-up for you!)