Number of servings : 4 to 6 Sandwiches
Type of meal : | Desserts | Desserts
Special diet :
2 to 2-1⁄2 cups fresh ripe strawberries, thinly sliced*
1⁄4 cup sugar, or to taste
3 tablespoons orange juice
Zest of 1 small orange
1⁄4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
About 2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 pound cake, sliced thin
1 (8-ounce) container whole-milk ricotta or mascarpone
*Frozen strawberries can be substituted for fresh; just reduce the amount of orange juice since frozen berries will release more liquid.
- A few hours beforehand, prepare strawberries: In a glass bowl, combine all ingredients for macerated strawberries. Toss well. let rest at room temperature at least 2 hours.
- Butter both sides of cake slices. Place on a hot buttered griddle; cook 2 minutes per side, or until golden. Remove from heat. For each sandwich, spread 2 tablespoons ricotta on 1 slice of grilled cake, top with a spoonful of berries, and close sandwich. Serve warm.
Makes 4 to 6, depending on the thickness of the bread