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Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars
Mmm, if blackberries aren’t something extremely divine and heavenly good I don’t know what is. When I was just a kid, blackberries were such a rare treat. Not because we weren’t able to get them, but because there were only about two or three per person growing on our blackberry bush at home. So you can only imagine how excited I was to eat a dessert with so many blackberries in it. These blackberry, ricotta and olive oil bars are not your regular, casual bars, oh no no. Aside from all purpose flour, eggs and sugar, we also added ricotta cheese and olive oil to the batter mix. Result? Incredibly rich in flavor and super tasty, especially in combination with blackberries. Optionally add the rum, which will only make it even better. If you don’t have any fresh blackberries at hand, you can also use frozen blackberries or even fresh or frozen raspberries. It’s best to serve this wonderful dessert at room temperature or cold. Enjoy.

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • makes
    12
    bars
  • preparation:
    15
    minutes
  • bake:
    50
    minutes

METHOD

  • Make the batter

    Preheat the oven to 175 °C / 350 °F. In a bowl stir to combine semolina, all-purpose flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl combine eggs, ricotta, sugar, pinch of salt, vanilla seeds or vanilla extract, zest of one lemon, milk and rum using an electric mixer until nice and glossy.

  • Make the batter

    Add dry ingredients (semolina, flour, baking powder) to the wet ingredients (egg, ricotta…) and mix to combine, using an electric mixer. Gradually add the melted (at room temperature) butter and olive oil (in a thin stream) and mix to combine. Add the blackberries and gently stir them into the mix, using a spatula.

  • Blackberry Jam

    Prepare the blackberry jam. Add blackberries and sugar to a saucepan. Place over medium high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, cook for about 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let it cool completely.

  • Bake and Serve

    Pour the batter into a baking dish (approx. 20 x 30 cm / 8 x 12-inch) lined with baking paper. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes at 175 °C / 350 °F, then remove from the oven. Spread the blackberry jam evenly on top of the half baked batter then place back in the oven and bake for about 25 - 35 minutes at 175 °C / 350 °F. Remove from the oven, let it cool, then slice and serve. Enjoy.

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

Blackberry Ricotta and Olive Oil Bars from jernejkitchen.com

 

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