ALMOST TOO EASY RICOTTA MOUSSE WITH CHOCOLATE AND STRAWBERRIES – My Recipe For Happiness

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Sometimes we need to to create or re-create moments of happiness, sometimes you just feel a sudden wave of happiness, a realization of how happy you really are in that precise instant. Maybe there are people walking around in a constant state of happiness but I am certainly not one of them. Neither do I want to be like that because I treasure those moments so much. I remember how used to feel happiness bubbling in the pit of my stomach when I galloped across a field on a horse when I was 10-11 years old and since then, I often think about what fine gifts those moments are. I can’t say that I felt it that much these last 4 years since my parents died but now and then I can feel a wave of happiness flush over me and that makes me even happier now when they are rarer.

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But when we need a moment like that in times of stress or emptiness, there are ways to create it on our own; a nice spot to sit down on, a soft pillow, something beautiful to look at or a sweet, soft and luscious treat can make the difference. I wanted to participate in my sweet friend Giulia of Juls Kitchen‘s Recipe’s for Happiness event (you can win prizes!) so I decided to make a dessert for those moments when you feel the need to re-create happiness and I decided on ricotta and strawberries, throwing in some chocolate because we all know how good it is to make you feel happier. Softness, sweetness and a hint of something dark and exotic-my recipe for happiness!

Almost Too Easy Ricotta Mousse with Chocolate and Strawberries

ALMOST TOO EASY RICOTTA MOUSSE WITH CHOCOLATE AND STRAWBERRIES
4 servings

250 g/ 8,8 fresh ricotta
200 ml/ 0.85 cup fresh cream
3-4 tblsp sugar
3-4 tblsp chocolate flakes
fresh strawberries, sliced

– Press the ricotta through a finely meshed sieve into a bowl, add sugar and stir very well.
– Whip the cream until it is stiff but softly stiff if you know what I mean.
– Add a tablespoon of whipped cream to the ricotta and mix well, then add the rest and stir until completely mixed.
– Add the chocolate flakes and mix quickly.
– Spoon into small bowls, top with the strawberry slices and eat!

Almost Too Easy Ricotta Mousse with Chocolate and Strawberries

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