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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Flourless Brownies with Whipped Ricotta

When you need a brownie with a difference, try this walnut, chocolate brownie with a delicious topping of whipped ricotta and cream.  It doesn't overdue the sweet so a pleasant dessert or treat.


2 1/2 cups (250g) walnuts
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
150g dark chocolate and 150 g milk chocolate, melted and cooled
6 free range or organic eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Finely grated zest of 1 orange.

Ricotta Icing
500g ricotta (drained) obtain from a delicatessen, not a pre-packaged tub
300ml thickened cream
1/3 cup (40g) pure icing sugar, sifted
1 vanilla bean, split seeds scraped or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Grease and line a 20cm square cake pan with baking paper.
Place walnuts and sugar in a food processor, whiz until walnuts are crushed but not dust.
Add melted chocolate and pulse to combine.
With the motor running add eggs one at a time.
Then add the spices, pinch of salt and orange zest.
Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30-40 minutes until just  cooked through but still soft in the centre.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Place ricotta in a food processor and whiz until smooth.
Add cream, icing sugar and vanilla seeds, whiz until combined.
Slice the brownie into 12 squares and top with ricotta icing.


Mamma Marmalade


  1. Thanks so much for this recipe, I can't wait to try it.

  2. Thanks Cathy! It is very tempting and great to share with friends and family. Cheers