I am sure many of you have visited Maria's blog, Two Peas and Their Pod. If you haven't, then go and check it out. Maria and her husband are always serving delicious, healthy meals and yummy desserts too. They have featured a couple of homemade pasta dishes that look absolutely too good for words. I decided to make their Spinach Cheese Ravioli, even though I don't have a pasta roller. This required alot of rolling out on my part and I still think that I didn't get the pasta quite thin enough, but it tasted amazing anyway! The filling was so yummy and easy. The sun was going down as I was making it so, I didn't get any pics of it cooked with the sauce and sure enough, there weren't any leftovers, but I did take a few when I was rolling out the pasta and cutting it. I just used a pizza roller to cut mine out because I don't have a ravioli cutter.
Maria also had a great recipe for Lemon Ricotta Biscuits on her blog, and since I had just 1/2 cup of ricotta left after making the ravioli, I decided to make a half batch of the biscuits, and make them in a mini-muffin tin. Yum!
Lemon Ricotta Biscuits Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis
2 cups all-purpose flour
Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl to blend.
Using an electric mixer, beat 1 cup sugar, butter, and lemon zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the ricotta. Beat in the egg, lemon juice, and almond extract. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended (the batter will be thick and fluffy).
Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the almonds and then the remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar over the muffins.
Bake until the muffins just become pale golden on top, about 20 minutes. Cool slightly and glaze. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Coming Thursday- Craving Ellie's Roasted Ratatouille Tart and Barefoot Bloggers-Coq Au Vin