November 30, 2008

Ricotta Chocolate Fudgy Wedges - Not a speck of flour

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For those who have been wondering where I have been for the last week... I happened to take a small trip for the holidays and now I am back :)
So, if it is not too late, Happy Thanksgiving!
My last post was about plagiarism experienced by another blogger, and now it seems to have been solved. Or at least I hope it is entirely.
One thing I learned through all this was, it is important for us to keep an eye out for other bloggers, notify them of pictures/content that have been used without giving due credit of without prior permission (if you come across any that is.)
You never know when it might happen to you, and at that time, you will have to reach out for help.
I tried to do my part, and I am happy about it.

Necessity is the mother of all invention; necessity being the dire need to use up leftover Ricotta cheese from making Fatfree Rasamalai, and the invention being these chocolatey, fudgy wedges. What is not to like with chocolate and fudge going in the same sentence?
Oh, and did I mention that it was fat-free?
This is one of my own inventions, and I am pretty content. This is not a firm wedge, it is soft delicate and needs a fork or spoon.
No flour has been used in this recipe, so this would be perfect for people with wheat/any kind of flour intolerance.
Please remember that this does have dairy and nuts.

It is best served chilled and tastes even better the next day.

Ricotta Chocolate Fudgy Wedges

Ingredients:

Fatfree/Lowfat Ricotta Cheese - 3 cups
Nonfat Milk Powder - 1 to 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup or to taste
Semi Sweet Chocolate chips - 1 cup (or more for prominent chocolate flavor)
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Nuts & Chocolate chips - To garnish

Method:

In a non-stick pan, heat ricotta cheese and sugar on medium heat till the water evaporates.
Add the milk powder and mix well till the mixture thickens.

You should be able to form a ball with your hands.

Melt chocolate chips in a microwave and add it to the ricotta mixture.
Add vanilla essence.

Still well until combined.

Remove from heat and transfer into a round greased tray.

Let it cool. Cut into wedges and sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips and serve cold.
Tastes even better the next day.

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65 comments:

  1. Thank God you are back,Wondering where were u?,HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU TOO.I cannot believe its flourless.Bookmarked-all your ricotta entries are bmarked,actually.Send it over to dailytiffin-MMlowfat sweets -if interested.

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  2. i was wondering where this girl went...hmmm from next time give prior information to us so that we wont be expecting your recipes :) now for your recipe...as usual yummy...did u watch mumbai news? rombha kashtama pochu....eppothan thirunthuvangalo theriyala....hope everyone is safe now! BTW I missed you. no sucking up....its true...i really missed u...aduthavati veliya ponina modallaye sollidu oru vaaram blog panna matennu....mudila pa..ennala mudila....sari ok ok ithu koncham overathan iruku anyways hope u had fun in ur trip!

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  3. Yeah we bloggers should stick together in time of need.
    I have never had this, but it sure looks yummy delicious.

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  4. Wow these look interesting I bet they re yummy, And anyway anything with chocolate is great. I just saw your comment on my last post. by dry ricotta i meant drained ricotta. ehich is ricotta left in a sieve to drain overnight :)

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  5. Good to see you back with yet another amazing chocolaty creation,gluten-free this time.Hope you had wonderful holiday.The tension in mumbai did change our moods though.

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  6. Wow. I've never heard of such a treat but it looks amazing! Glad you are back.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you ... lovey fudgy wedges .. looks damn tempting

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving!Good invention....it has all the options for a person on a diet...low fat.no flour.....yummy!looks great too.

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  9. This sounds delicious AND lowfat. I LIKE it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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  10. Happy thanks giving...Awesome recipe...Would love to have a slice :)

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving. The fudges look great! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for visiting my site too. I will link you in my blog if its okay with you ;)

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  12. only yestaerday I was thinking that there was no post from you for sometime now..and here you are back with a beautiful recipe..good one divya..

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  13. wow.. this one sounds like chocolate kalakand.. i will try it since it does not involve baking :) very easy recipe. can we add cocoa or ovaltin instead of choc chips.

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  14. how timely this is, specially after all those food eaten after thanksgiving celebration... hope you had a great celebration... thanks for sharing... :)

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  15. Curry Leaf - I will surely send it to the event you mentioned. I have to look for it.

    Sangeeth - You are so sweet! Thanks so much... I missed you and your witty posts too.
    Adutha vaatti sollittu poraen. :)
    Yeah, I did see what is happening in Bombay. It is terrible and sad.

    Yasmeen - Very true, the whole holiday mood was shattered.

    Dennis - Thanks for asking. and yes, it is okay to link to my site :)

    Mahimaa - Yes, Ovaltine/Cocoa/Bournvita would be good alternatives too.

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  16. looks colurful,superab and yummy anu

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  17. uggani is entirely diff from bhel purei anu...it is made in andhra very much

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  18. hai anu...good to see u back.......missed u for a week....ur yummy drooling recipes...hope u had a nice trip.......feeling sad abt attacks in mumbai....this recipe is new to me......yummy yummy....

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  19. 4 days in row usually everyone will take the whole week. I wondered u went somewhere...
    Gal re u in cheesy mood... very new and good ur fudge!
    U re right about pict we should be very aware when we can recognize someone else pictu without credit!

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I love cheese and I love chocolates, but I never thought combining them together! This is truly creative!

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  21. Awesome recipe...The Fudge looks Gr8.Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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  22. Glad to see u back with an awesome fudge..lovely n tempting also delicious treat...will try soon..

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  23. Hey u come back again, i was visiting visiting visiting but no ans from u... hope u enjoyed yr long wk end.

    very new one yr wedges are and looks Scrumptious.

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  24. Hey anu..i have got all the stuff needed for the lovely cake u made,,the choclate one..will bake it this week...thanks ya

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  25. Wow this makes me droooooooooool. Nice to see u back...

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  26. Mmmmm, they must be so dense without the flour, looks so good!

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  27. This looks really delicious, I love chocolate with ricotta!

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  28. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving kind comments.

    Glad to know you had a nice trip. Belated Happy Thanksgiving.

    It's kind of you to help a fellow blogger in such a predicament. Sometimes other bloggers do not understand the gravity of copyright infringement. Hope everything has been settled.

    Thanks for sharing this delectable dessert. The photos are mouthwatering.

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  29. Glad ur back Divya! Nice chocolate recipe :)

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  30. Hei... I read your information from begining to the end and I think that is interesting information.. I think i will tell this information again to my friend and I hope this information will be usefull for them... oh yes I suggest you to check my blog on
    chocolate cake
    , I hope the article on my blog will be usefull for you... and we can share each other. thank you... ;-)

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  31. i've been hunting all week for a fun ricotta recipe and this looks perfect! i love the fact that it has no flour!
    thank you!!

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  32. that is a lovely fudge Divya! Looks so good. I would like to have a slice please!

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  33. thank you for visiting my blog! working on the picture quality! hopefully future posts should be better!

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  34. Thats a great invention n u r merely content?? You shd be happyyyyy n prouuuuuud!
    Bookmarked..looks great! Keep going ahead with your inventions especially like these ;)!!

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  35. Wow looks so stunning and rich. Happy thanksgiving to u. Hope u had a great holiday.

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  36. I used to make sandesh in a similar manner but not which chocolate in it! Looks good and obviously tastes great going by the recipe:)

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  37. Great pics as always!!! And nice recipe too :D

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  38. So good to see you back! Was it really only a week, it appeared to be longer? ;)
    This is such a wonderful recipe. Your recipes fill me with awe and admiration for your cooking skills every time I come here. Wonderful!

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  39. Thanks for stopping by. Your wedges remind me of rabri...somehow! :-p
    Yum!!!

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  40. Happy Thanksgiving anu! i was wondering where u went hiding:-) hope u had a great trip.

    and as always another of your delicious unique creations. i wish i had even a fraction of ur creativity:-)

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  41. yummy that sounds awesome!

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  42. Looks absolutely delicious.. you have a whole lot of surprises for us :)

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  43. Happy Thanksgiving Anu, very creative dish...I just cant believe its flourless and fat-free, looks simply delicious :)

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  44. It looks so yummy and tempting anu..Yes,your abscence been felt..btw,happy thanks giving

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  45. Looks like you can wrap this around a spoon to make a fat lolly! sounds soooooo yummy. I have some vague cheese ...feta I think. Will it work ?

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  46. Looks good. Nicely presented.

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  47. Good to see u back Dear.. wow,, looks really delicious & perfect..

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  48. yummy.. wish i could grab some

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  49. hi my first time on your blog...the recipes look delicious...blog rolling you!

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  50. Well happy belated holiday! I know everyone has been really busy with everything.

    This fun wedge looks really good, and I'm glad it's both fat free and gluten free. I'd really dig the creamy texture :)

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  51. Lovely and yummy creation Divya. I'm nuts about nuts. This is my kind of a sweet.

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  52. mmm...fudgy is right--these look amazing! and here i thought ricotta was only good for lasagna and pancakes. :)

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  53. Looks delicious!! And no flour? Nice!!

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  54. Divya, what a creative recipe, and the presentation in the thali looks gorgeous.

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  55. Hope you had a great vacation...if there's chocolate and fudge in the same sentence I am sure to love it, have you saved me a couple of wedges?

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  56. Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Your dish has come at the right time dear, since I am of wheat and dairy products I can enjoy this yummy cheese fudgy wedges. Thanks for sharing

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  57. Glad to hear everything was resolved. Your recipe looks wonderful!

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  58. Happy thanksgiving.....fudgy luks yummy. Good invention, like the part of 'no flour'.

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  59. Looks so rich and tasty!!! AMAZING!!! I have this great weakness for sweets and I wish I could have a bit of that!!

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  60. Glad you are back and hope you had a lovely holiday. The fudge sounds great.

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  61. Yummy pics anu...seems to be a healthy dessert!!

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  62. Oh, my GOSH this looks fantastic!

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  63. Heavenly indeed!

    Yes, Received your comments but have been unable to reply to most.

    Actually, I was so innundated with comments, flickr updates and Tweeter stuff, i had to turn OFF most of the notifications!

    And I still was running around taking pics and trying to write.

    We are fine here and thank you for your comment. Hopefully in a day or two I will be able to get back to my routine.

    Bestest
    Arun

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  64. Nice creativity Anu.. Looks super delicious.. that nutty topping makes me crave for it.. :)

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  65. Thank you for this recipe! I love it because it is perfect for summer - no baking :) And because it is something different, but uses every-day ingredients and, it's healthy (and tasty). Here in Bulgaria, it can be difficult to find some ingredients that many recipes (not necessarily yours!) call for; luckily, we have something called 'izvara', which is just like ricotta.

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