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ricotta

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishricottari‧cot‧ta /rɪˈkɒtə $ -ˈkɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  a type of soft white Italian cheese
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ricottaFresh ricotta cheese resembles cottage cheese but is smoother and sweeter.This recipe for cannelloni is filled with a mixture of nonfat ricotta cheese, spinach and Parmesan cheese.There are black cherries bursting from under a white layer of ricotta cheese.Add the raisins, spring onions, ricotta cheese, salt and pepper to taste and the cumin and dill.Place ricotta filling into prepared pastry and place lattice strips over top.Regular ricotta or cottage cheese can be substituted if desired.Quarter figs, top them with some cinnamon-spiced ricotta and drizzle with clear honey.Another speciality is Naples Easter cake, a shortcrust pastry case filled with ricotta cheese, candied fruit and spices.
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