Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pain perdu with raspberries & ricotta

So, I went to Borders yesterday and bought the Gordon Ramsay book "Fast food". I had a look through it last night and there are some very yummy recipes, that's for sure.

Plus, I found the 3rd recipe that Gordon cooked at the Good Food and Wine Show on Friday. Here it is ...

Pain perdu with raspberries and ricotta

Serves 4

125g ricotta cheese, drained
125g mascarpone
2 tbsp caster suger
squeeze of lemon juice
200g raspberries
25g unsalted butter
4 slices raisin bread
3 large eggs, beaten
few basil sprigs, to finish
icing sugar, to sprinkle

Beat the ricotta, mascarpone, sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl, then gently fold through half of the raspberries to get a rippled effect.

Melt the butter in a wide non-stick frying pan until it begins to foam. Dip the raisin bread into the beaten eggs, add to the pan and fry for a minute or two on each side until golden brown. Place each slice on a serving plate.

Spoon the ricotta mixture on to the warm pain perdu and tumble the remaining raspberries on top. Finish with basil sprigs and a sprinkling of icing sugar to serve.

1 comment:

Suze said...

That sounds yum! And just to pay you back for seeing Gordon and not taking me, I have tagged you for a meme.

So there :)