Soffione di Ricotta

Domenica Marchetti | Wed, 04/07/2021 - 11:03
Soffione di Ricotta
Soffione di Ricotta - photo courtesy of Domenica Marchetti
Difficulty Level
Cooking Time
50 minutes, plus 15 minutes preparation

Something magical happens when you bake this ricotta dessert from Abruzzo. The filling puffs up gloriously in the oven, practically bursting free from the confines of its pastry casing and creating a lofty golden cake that is part torte and part souffle.

No wonder it’s called soffione, from the word “soffiare” (to blow), named for the transformation that takes place. The name also refers to that bright, sun-colored (but invasive) weed—the dandelion—whose flowers transform

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