March 12, 2016
So picture this. I’m sitting all day at a Food Bloggers Conference. After the break, I sat on the other side of the room – just to meet someone new. The woman next to me introduced herself as Maria from She Loves Biscotti. She Loves Biscotti? I love her website! And she loved my site too. We laughed at the serendipity. Such a random set of decisions that afternoon that brought us together!
Naturally, we wanted to work together – something for Easter makes sense. Maria chose to make a traditional Italian Easter Ricotta Strudel with Hazelnuts and Lemon, and I decided to create a bite-sized Ricotta filled Easter Bite using phyllo dough. The results were wonderful. Maria’s strudel has a flakey, tender pastry; with a lemony filling, and roasted chopped hazelnuts. My cups hold whole hazelnuts in crispy phyllo dough. Grappa and white pepper highlight both strudels. Go see Maria’s Simple Italian Ricotta Cheese Strudel at She Loves Biscotti. She is skilled and talented in the kitchen and I’ve learned so much from her. You must read through her post on how to make the classic Italian Ricotta Cheese Strudel.
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