Friday, July 29, 2011

Mocha Ricotta Umbriaca: A Toast to Elle Decor India

A belated but heartfelt thank you to Elle Decor India for extending a lovely gesture to me: my first contributing editorial!

I'd show you the pictures, but you've seen them a zillion times (they're Trevor Tondro's).  

To celebrate, my King made lovely Ricotta Umbriaca (Drunken Ricotta).  He adds chocolate for...well, since does one need a reason?  Putting it in the freezer makes it like ice cream.  It's no-cook and so easy even kids or lazy adults like me can make it.

Ricotta Umbriaca Mocha
by Todd Foster

1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 Tbs instant coffee
1 Tbs (heaping) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 oz of coffee liqueur (optional)
Stir in all ingredients and chill in the fridge for a pudding-like texture.
Place in the freezer for an hour or so and it is like ice cream.

Yield: 2-3 servings

Until next time, stay shabby!

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Karen said...

Congrats Sandy on your first editorial contribution, that is so exciting. That Mocha Ricotta Umbriaca sounds like heaven yumm! I will have to try it.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Congrats Sandy!! so happy for you and your pic is pretty!!

Bring Pretty Back said...

No wonder he is your King! How sweet of him! And congrats! That is wonderful, I am so happy for you.
Have a pretty day!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- He cooks too? (or doesn't cook?;>) Can I borrow him just during the weeks I work long hours? Please.....(recipe looks great)

Congratulations on your first editorial. Now that you got started I'm sure you will be working at it regularly! xo Diana

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sandy,
Wow, that sounds really good and that ricotta makes it have some protein as well. Am gonna have to give it a try.
We get what they call a chocolate
Elvis from Planet Smoothie, just in case you have them. We make them at home as well.
We put bananas, peanut butter, chocolate cocoa and frozen vanilla yougurt and ice. They are wonderful too!

Congratulations on your editorial.
So neat the press you have gotten.
Blessings, Nellie

Nancy said...

Congrats to you! How exciting!

Looks like a yummy treat to eat to...just the name of it sounds delish! My hubby cooks to and I LOVE it! I featured one of his dishes tonight.

Have a great weekend, and again congratulations to you!


Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love this easy delicious looking dessert. I'm going to make it. Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy,
Huge congratulations to you on your first editorial,i think this is just the start for you sweet girl i see much bigger things on your horizon,you look super pretty in your pic,
Love Kristina xxx

It's me said...

Nice !!

à la parisienne said...


Congratulations on your feature and thank you for the recipe!

Hope all is well with you,

Jackie said...

Congrats on your article, wonderful job!!! I just had my first one published at Belle Inspiration~It's so exciting, isn't it!
Enjoy your weekend Sandy!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Sandy,

Indeed, hats off to you for embarking on such a HUGE Indian market! They have such a tremendous amount of middle class people, out of one billion total. That is quite an accomplishment for you! Far bigger than our 'tiny' USA... And it is a country that is on the rise. The recipe I've copied and will definately try out; thanks to Todd!
Wishing you a lovely Sunday!


Vicki said...

Wow, this is quite impressive; you've hit the big time, Sandy. Congratulations! ELLE is a pretty big deal; wow. We bloggers can say we knew you WHEN!

(And thanks to your husband for the delicious recipe; yummy photo, too!)

A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats to you Sandy ~ how exciting!

What a delish way to celebrate!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Congratulations on your editorial creation! And am I ever going to make that Mocha Thing!!!!
I'm having a tea party tomorrow and I did not already have all the preparations made, I would definitely try it! Next tea party.
Love, Linda

Christie said...

How ecstatic I was to find you via Anne lore's Fiona & Twig! My aunt sent me pics from the ny times piece...I printed them off and kept them in a 'dream' folder titled...ideas for little white cottage in the woods...
We have just now moved into a 1600 ft Victorian cottage c.1900... It is white with a tin roof...not in the woods, but it is located in a charming historic town in Tennessee. We call it Rose Water Cottage. Dreams do come true! Thank you for your inspiration, and I am so delighted you created a blog...I will send my aunt the info.
We have a 2 lb teacup yorkie girl named Scout...we have such a love for these tiny your Zuzu stole my heart!
Charmed in Tennessee,

Carole said...

I am so making that recipe.


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hooray for you! What a journey youve been on.


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