My wife and I were having a dinner party. In our world, that means everyone participates in the cooking. Our theme was Greek food. In the next week or two, you will see a Greek orzo recipe, some Greek dips and some Greek lamb. It was so good. Everyone contributed to an awesome meal and that is so much more fun. I should also say the company was awesome. These are great and special friends of ours. It is easier to go out for a dinner but it is so much more personal, so much more laid back and so much easier to talk one another. A dinner party is such a good way to connect with friends and bringing people into your house really deepens the friendship.
I did not have a lot of ideas for a Greek dessert and I am not a fan of nuts. I googled Greek desserts and came up with this Melopita. So cool. It is baked ricotta topped with honey. Now this may not be chocolate but it is sweet. Did I say this was easy? I hesitate to post this Melopita because of its simplicity. Please do not tell anyone.
Melópita (adapted from Cook Me Greek):
- 32 ounces ricotta
- 5 – 6 tbsp honey
- 3 eggs
- 1Tbsp corn flour
- ½ tsp salt
- vanilla or lemon zest for flavor
- Cinnamon for topping
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a bowl, add in all ingredients
and whisk until completely incorporated.
Spray a baking dish with canola spray. Pour the Melópita batter into the baking dish.
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden.
Let the Melópita cool. Turn the Melopita over on to a serving plate.
You can serve cold from the fridge or at room temperature. (I served cold.) Before serving, dust generously with cinnamon and finish by drizzling with as much honey as you like.
Serve and enjoy!