I served this as a dessert to my Bunco group (12 in all) on Tuesday night. I made it as a special request for our dear friend, Lisa, who is relocating and leaving the group this month. The evening’s theme was “That’s Amore” and, after reading little a’s original post, this was the dessert Lisa was most looking forward to. Anything for you, Lisa.
The evening went along smoothly…food, fun, laughter…and then time for dessert. Most ladies asked for a “small slice please”, but not Lisa. “I’ll take a BIG piece”, she says, and I smile (but not for long). The slightly uncomfortable lull, as everyone is munching, raises suspicion and prompts me to take a taste for myself.
FORGOT THE SUGAR??? How can that be? Have I become my mother? 3 lbs. of ricotta down the tubes. My gracious guests made some recommendations, which included sprinkling sugar on top or serving it with berries, but I knew its fate. You’re outta here cheesecake.
I like to give the Bunco gals a “little something” when they leave, and this is what I had prepared:
a small assortment of homemade biscotti which, hopefully, redeemed me and contained all necessary ingredients!
To Lisa: I will present you with a Ricotta Cheesecake before you leave. (I’m just waiting for another sale on ricotta)
To Carol: I hope you enjoyed this post.
To all my Bunco buddies: If there is anything wrong with the biscotti, please do not tell me about it. After the cheesecake fiasco, I’m a failure away from plunging a dagger into my chest*.
* only kidding ;-)