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Pigtails with ricotta

Without butter, oil, eggs. And without leavening

by Ada Parisi
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Treccine soffici di ricotta, senza lievitazione

Pigtails with ricotta, soft brioche without eggs, without oil and without butter ideal for breakfast. I'm a sweet breakfast It's as simple as that because they do not have leavening times. When I saw the recipe for this brioche breakfast on one of Luca Montersino cookbooks I quickly realized that I would have immediately made. Over the years I have made some changes compared to the original doses. On my YouTube channel you can also find the VIDEO RECIPE that will help you understand the right Consistency of the dough and How brioche is formed.

The brioche They are usually quite a demanding preparation, although of great satisfaction, like traditional BRIOCHES SICILIANE WITH Tuppo or the VENETIAN WITH CUSTARD. These braids ricotta On the contrary, they are extremely simple. And above all, they are without leavening.

Pigtails with ricotta: no butter, oil and eggs

Ricotta braids are soft brioches that do not contain butter, milk, eggs and oil but ricotta, in my case of sheep. If you prefer you can also use the vaccine: The key thing is that the ricotta Be firm and dry as much as possible. I recommend you let drain the ricotta in a colander in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. The dough, poor because without eggs and butter, It must be compact but workable, as you see in VIDEO RECIPE. Don't be stingy with the zest of the citrus fruits, because they are the ones that will give taste to your braids ricotta.

My tips for a perfect result

The preparation of these cottage cheese croissants It's astounding ease: just mix all the ingredients together. The yeast used is a simple baking powder for cakes and these brioches are really made by dirtying just one bowl. As to the form, I have given the croissant shape left by Montersino, but you can also make them round or as Favorites.

The cottage cheese braids store well in the freezer: just pull them out when you wake up and make it warm in the oven at 100 degrees for them crispy for breakfast. At this point, have a look at all my recipes CAKES WITH CHEESE and, to rediscover the taste of cottage cheese in salted version, the recipe CHEESE BREAD Sardo. Have a nice day!

Treccine soffici di ricotta, senza lievitazione

TRECCINE RICOTTA (easy recipe)

Portions: 6 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 4.7/5
( 6 voted )



250 grams of flour 00

160 grams granulated sugar

7 grams of baking powder

5 grams of salt

the grated rind of two organic lemons

grated rind of one organic Orange

400 grams of ricotta cheese (well drained, must be dry)

1 egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of whole milk for brushing the brioche

granulated sugar to garnish the ricotta braids

icing sugar to decorate the braids


Pigtails with ricotta: soft brioche without butter and no eggs. Luca Montersino Recipe

Pigtails with ricotta, recipe by Luca Montersino

The cottage cheese braids are very simple to prepare, They are the classic preparation "all in a bowl". You only have to take care that the curd is drained well from any excess liquid. My advice is to leave the cottage cheese to drain in a colander in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before starting to prepare the brioche with ricotta.

Place in a bowl the flour and baking powder sifted, then add sugar, Salt, lemon zest and grated orange and baking powder. Stir and add the ricotta. Mix the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous, but compact enough to be able to raise and make a dough that you can easily handle.

Form 70 gram balls from this panetto each and then get from each ball, working it on a lightly floured surface, loaves. Wrap the loaves on themselves to form a braid like the pictures. Preheat oven to 160 degrees ventilated. Place the braids on a baking plate lined with baking paper and brush the brioche with the beaten egg yolk with little whole milk.

Sprinkle braids ricotta with a little granulated sugar and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese braids are golden. Remove from oven and, When will warm, sprinkle with powdered sugar. The cottage cheese braids are excellent warm and cold, but if not consumed within the day you have to store them in a sealed bag to keep them soft frost. Have a good day!

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