12 pieces sheets of lasagna pasta)
4 cups ricotta cheese (can use un-flavoured cream cheese if unavailable)
1 cup sugar
4 cups strawberries – sliced
4 cups mango slices
1/2 cup chopped unsalted cashew (toasted)
½ cup desiccated coconut
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse, drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.
In the processor, puree half the strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Strain the puree into a bowl and set it aside. Rinse the processor bowl.
In the processor, puree half the mangoes with 2 tablespoons sugar. Strain the puree and set it aside.
Reserve 1/4 cup of each of the purees to use as a garnish when serving
To assemble the lasagna, first cover the bottom of a 9-inch-by-13-inch glass baking pan with 3 pieces of pasta.
Spoon 1/3 of the ricotta mix on top and spread it evenly.
Pour the mango puree over the cheese and arrange ¼ of the mango slices on the puree.
Lay on 3 more pieces of pasta and cover with 1/2 the remaining cheese.
Pour the strawberry puree over the cheese and sprinkle with sliced strawberries.
Lay on 3 more pieces of pasta and cover with the remaining cheese.
Top with a final layer of pasta.
Cover tightly with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
Just before serving, sprinkle the lasagna with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, the desiccated coconut and with the toasted cashews.
Cut into 8 rectangles and use a spatula to set the pieces on dessert plates. Serve with some of the strawberry and mango puree.
just a pinch
96g vanilla instant pudding mix
1 pkg loaf pound cake, cut into 0.5 cm slices (you can use already baked store-bought cake)
40 vanilla wafer cookies
3/4 cup cherry jam
5 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (chocolate cookies with filling in between)
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 large bananas, sliced
Toppings: Shaved White Chocolate, crusted vanilla cookies, dried mint
Make pudding according to package directions. Cut the loaf of pound cake into the slices.
Place 1/2 of the slices in a 7×11-inch baking dish, now press 20 of the vanilla wafers into the cake.
Make mock tomato sauce:Mix cherry jam with the chocolate sandwich cookies and spread evenly over the cake and wafers.
Mix together the cheese and sugar and dollop half of mixture over jam mixture
Arrange 1 sliced banana and half of the vanilla pudding over cheese layer.
Repeat with the remaining cake, wafers, remaining jam mixture and ricotta, and another sliced banana and the remaining pudding.
Top with shaved white chocolate, crushed vanilla wafer cookies and sprinkle a little mint over top. Chill overnight or at least 4 hours.
Strawberry Dessert Lasagna
6-8 lasagna noodles (lasagna sheets)
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
2/3 cup milk
4 cups thinly sliced strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
dash of black pepper
1 kiwi, peeled and diced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
Cook noodles according to direction, then rinse with cold water and lay out to dry on a baking rack. Mix ricotta cheese, pudding mix, and milk in a mixing bowl, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until no lumps appear. Chill until ready to assemble. In another mixing bowl, stir strawberries, sugar, vinegar, and pepper together. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean paste together and chill until ready to serve.
To assemble: take one lasagna noodle and spread an even layer of the ricotta cheese mixture on top, about 1/2 inch in thickness. Next, spread a layer of strawberries on top of the ricotta, except for about 2 inches on one end. Carefully roll the noodle onto itself, toward the end with no strawberries until it is sitting on top of itself in a roll. Before serving, top with more strawberries, diced kiwi, and a drizzle of sweetened cream. Makes 6-8 servings.
HINT: The higher quality ricotta you choose, the better this will taste. Don’t skimp!
HINT: Substitute the vanilla pudding mix with other pudding flavors like cheesecake, lemon, or coconut cream for a fun alternative.
1 pack vanilla sugar
500g curd cheese (Quark) (mascarpone cheese/cream cheese or cottage cheese – plain)
1 lg. can of peaches (or fresh peaches, but preferably without the skin)
lasagna noodles (lasagna sheets)
Cut the peaches up into small chunks, the juice is not needed. Mix eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar and cream. Add curd cheese. Add the peach chunks. Layer noodles and the filling in a dish. I always finish with a layer of filling. Bake in the oven at 175C for about 45 minutes.
Zuccoto Recipe (layered like lasagna)
This ice cream dessert is traditionally decorated with powder sugar and cocoa powder making stripes like you would find on a beach ball. A pattern can be made out of parchment paper; Sift the cocoa powder over the paper pattern then turn the patter and sift the sugar over the pattern.
15 to 18 Lady Fingers
¾ Cup brandy
2 ¼ Cups hazelnut ice cream softened
2 Cups chocolate ice cream softened
Cocoa powder and powdered sugar
Lightly grease bottom of 2 pint bowl; cut circle wax paper and fit into bowl smoothing it.
Make sure lady fingers are not too long to fit into sides of bowl; if so cut to fit.
Pour brandy into a flat dish; quickly dip lady finger into brandy and turn over to coat.
Quickly stand the lady finger in the bowl with sugar side facing bowl
Repeat with remaining lady fingers making a solid surface of the cakes; fill bottom with any broken pieces.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Spoon the hazelnut ice cream in center of the bowl; spread it up and around the sides to completely cover the lady fingers.
Freeze until solid about 2 hours.
Beat any remaining brandy into the chocolate ice cream and fill center of dessert, level, cover with foil and freeze.
To serve remove foil and carefully run a thin knife around the edges between the lady fingers and the bowl.
Invert a cold plate over the bowl and turn upside down to remove dessert from bowl.
Carefully remove the bowl and remove the wax paper; sift with cocoa powder and powdered sugar over pattern to make stripes.
You can sift plain sugar all over or plain cocoa powder.
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