Blueberry Ricotta Yogurt Bread

Blueberry Ricotta Yogurt Bread

Doesn’t the title of this post sound a bit strange? Ricotta and yogurt?! Well, I was going through the fridge and had stuff I needed to use up before they go bad.  I had about a half cup of ricotta left but it wasn’t enough for a bread batter so I added yogurt, which also needed to be used up.  Surprisingly, the bread turned out super moist and delicious.  Who knew? Happy hump day!

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Meyer Lemon Ricotta Muffins

Meyer Lemon Ricotta Muffins

I had a couple of Meyer lemons that weren’t looking too vibrant so I decided to use them up in today’s baking.  I also had some ricotta cheese as well.  These two combined really do make a delicious batch of muffins.  I was a bit worried that my batter was a bit on the thick side but in the end, it makes a very dense but airy muffin.  The combination of the Meyer lemon, ricotta cheese and almond/almond extract really do marry well.  If you like lemon muffins —you will love these!

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Strawberry Lemon Muffins

Strawberry Lemon Muffins

I saw some really nice organic strawberries at the market today.  I picked them up thinking it was going to be tasty.  When I brought them home and processed them —weren’t as tasty as they looked —boo! Too tart for my palate so I decided to bake with them.  I added some zest and juice from a meyer lemon too since I had it.  Not sure if it was a good thing since the strawberries were a bit tart.  But I think the results were OK.

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