Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolate

Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolate
The boys and I watched an episode of Giada in Italy over the weekend and were inspired. She shared a recipe for a ricotta toast her grandfather used to make her for breakfast growing up. My boys thought it looked good and immediately asked if we could make it.

Of course I wasn’t about to deny my boys a chance to experiment in the kitchen! I’ve made desserts with ricotta and put it on savory toast so the idea of a sweet ricotta toast was fun.

Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolate

I didn’t follow Giada’s recipe, who needs one! First I decided to add some orange zest to the ricotta since Sean picked out a bag of oranges at the store recently. Citrus and ricotta go together so well.

Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolate

Then I decided if I was going to go with orange I would pair it with cardamom. Every time we visit my parents in the mountains the boys “have” to go to the bakery and get their favorite orange cardamom roll.

Of course I had to have some dark chocolate to go over all this. I just love dark chocolate and orange together. Even better, I was able to source my favorite orange dark chocolate locally.

Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolate

This doesn’t require much work. Simply add some honey, cardamom and orange zest to the ricotta. Schmear it on some toast and grate dark chocolate on top. It’s great for breakfast or brunch. We had it as an after school snack.

I’d like to say it was a huge hit, but honestly it wasn’t. That’s only because Sean and Jack don’t like ricotta. I keep trying, but they still don’t like it. Instead they licked the chocolate off the top and asked for another snack! Ewan, however, loved it and ate his brothers’ share too!

Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolare

Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolate

1 c. ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp. cardamom
Zest of one orange
1 Tbs. honey
Dark chocolate for grating on top
6 pieces toast

Mix the ricotta, cardamom, orange zest and honey until combined. Spread liberally on toast and grate chocolate on top.

Tip: The flavored ricotta will store well in the fridge, no need to make it all at once!

Yields: 6 servings

13 thoughts on “Cardamom Orange Ricotta Toast with Dark Chocolate

  1. Antonia

    Looks tasty! I love the mixture of the cardamom, orange, and dark chocolate….I think you have inspired me now too πŸ™‚ What a fun thing to do with your boys. Even if they all didn’t like it, at least they could agree on the chocolate part πŸ˜‰

  2. Liz

    I’ve never watched Giada in Italy but the toast sounds delicious and I do love cardamon too. It’s one of my favourite spices. I usually add the powder to doughnuts or other sweet treats and I just love the smell. It’s awesome. The addition of honey and chocolate makes the toast even better!

    1. Gretchen Post author

      The boys do love cardamom, nutmeg too. All I have to do is tell them I’m using it and they will try anything! Of course this time it didn’t work since Jack doesn’t like ricotta. At least he tried it again.

      1. Liz

        Ricotta is not very flavourful but the addition of honey and orange zest is a great addition and of course the cardamom.

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