Mixed Berry Ricotta Cornmeal Cake

Whoa. It’s been a full year since Hilary last posted and well over a year since I last posted. And that’s all I have to say on this matter. Let’s get to this cake!

Cornmeal. Ricotta. Strawberry. Blackberry. Blueberry. Cake. Delicious and adapted from this King Arthur recipe.

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You will need:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh berries – I used a mixture of strawberries (cut into chunks), blueberries and blackberries
  • powdered sugar for dusting

You will need to:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8″ cake pan with butter. Line the bottom with parchment paper and grease that as well. Dust with flour (tap out excess flour).
  • Sift or whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
  • In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar at medium speed til light and fluffy, a couple minutes. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  • Add ricotta and zests and beat for about 1 more minute. Stir in flour mixture until just combined (don’t over mix! jeeze).
  • Fold in berries.
  • Pour batter into cake pan and smooth top. Bake until toothpick inserted come out clean.  About 45-60 minutes.
  • Cool in cake pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack and let cool completely. Cool.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and eat up. Super cool.

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Mulled Apple Cider

I have no comment on how long it’s been since I’ve contributed… so let’s get to this mulled apple cider! Not only is mulling cider easy, it also makes your home smell amazing and it’s just cozy. Add a little whiskey to your cup and voila, party cider.

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Gin and Cherry Cocktail

Hello!

I was going to make festive 4th of July cookies but then I came into some cherries. Like, A LOT of cherries. Like, a weird amount of cherries. So, I thought to myself, “What’s more American than cherries? And I have a jug of gin! WHAT’S MORE AMERICAN THAN GIN AND CHERRIES??”

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Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas

Hello there. Yes, it has been a long time since I’ve posted and that’s all I have to say on that matter.

On to a delicious and easy snack! Buffalo roasted chickpeas!

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Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Yeeeeah, this salad is pretty bomb.

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