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Blueberry and Lemon Ricotta Slice


Our blueberry bushes are bearing and the farm up the road is selling bags of blueberry seconds so this is the  second in the   Muesli Bar Challenge series featuring blueberries.  Last week’s muffins are a hard act to follow.  This recipe is just as healthy, low in fat and sugar and featuring ricotta, yoghurt, eggs and wholemeal flour along with the blueberries. It takes a little longer to make but still within the Challenge rules of being easy enough for busy parents or kids themselves to make.

The Recipe:

This recipe makes lots – around 20 squares, depending on how small you slice them. I have a shallow baking tray 33 cm by 23 cm which is perfect for it.

Before you start, turn your oven on to heat up and grease the baking tray with butter.

The Crust:

In the food processor, mix together

  • 2 cups wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 good dessertspoons of brown sugar

Add 3 good dessertspoons of butter and continue processing for a minute until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Reserve 2/3 of a cup of crust mix, and press the rest into the base of your baking tray. Press down hard.

Pop it into the oven to bake for 15 minutes, while you make the filling.

Filling:

You don’t need to wash the food processor.

Blend together:

  • 250 gm ricotta
  • 100 gm low fat plain yoghurt
  • 3 dessertspoons of brown sugar
  • Juice and zest of a large lemon
  • 3 large eggs (or 4 small)

Assembling:

Pour the filling over the crust. Sprinkle in 2 cups of blueberries. They should be almost but not quite covered by filling.

Sprinkle the reserved 2/3 cup of crust over the top.

Bake in a medium oven for another 35 to 40 minutes until set. It will firm up a little more as it cools.

Cool in the tray, then slice up and remove with a cake slice.

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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Casey Lewis November 15, 2010, 12:31 pm

    You’re right, the muffins are a hard act to follow. These rose to the challenge though, one of my favorite of the challenge recipes so far, the slice was simply delicious.

  • Dan November 15, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Hi Linda

    The B&LR slices look absolutely yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Would you like to know how to make your own yoghurt and ricotta? I posted a recipe for it on Saturday http://ecofootprintsa.blogspot.com/2010/11/ricotta-cheese-yoghurt-and-cottage.html
    Dani

  • lewie November 15, 2010, 3:54 pm

    wasn’t enough to go round …some need to be eaten later and then some more for later still. We need less friends or more slices.

  • lewie November 15, 2010, 3:57 pm

    PS who’s taking all those great photos…

  • ned November 15, 2010, 5:51 pm

    mmmmmm….. yummy looks great smells great tastes AWSOME!!!! 9/10

  • clancy November 15, 2010, 6:39 pm

    second or third best yet!
    i still recon the first was the best, can u do that one again?

  • Oak Landers November 15, 2010, 8:45 pm

    I loved the blueberries and the creamy stuff together, and the crumbly stuff made it just perfect

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