Ricotta Bread | How to make Ricotta Bread

By Amrita Iyer  |  16th Oct 2016  |  
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About Ricotta Bread Recipe

Ricotta is a very soft and creamy cheese which is made from whey left after making other cheeses. It is normally used in desserts and salads but here I am making a spectacular bread which is very delicious and great for breakfasts, toasts and garlic breads!

Ricotta Bread is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Ricotta Bread has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Amrita Iyer is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Ricotta Bread recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Ricotta Bread is 120 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 50 minutes. This is recipe of Ricotta Bread is perfect to serve 12 people. Ricotta Bread is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Ricotta Bread. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Ricotta Bread by commenting on this page below!

Ricotta Bread

Ingredients to make Ricotta Bread

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/2 tbsp Instant yeast or 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast activated with 1 tbsp sugar and 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 200 - 250 gms Ricotta Cheese
  • 100 gms plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 large/2 small eggs (refrigerated)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 cup cold water (refrigerated for 1 hour)

How to make Ricotta Bread

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, instant yeast (if using) and salt. Whisk well to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the Ricotta Cheese, egg and butter. Those using activated dry yeast can add it at this time. Add cold water.
  2. Knead it into a soft and non sticky dough.
  3. The dough should not stick. If it does, then sprinkle some flour on top and knead again. Remember that the dough should not be too firm else you will not be able to give it a shape and it will not be soft.
  4. Cover the dough with clingfilm and let it rise for an hour. It would have risen after an hour so punch it down. Cover with clingfilm again and let it rise for an hour. Prepare a loaf pan for baking.
  5. After an hour punch down the dough and knead it on a floured countertop. Fold over the vertical and horizontal sides like an envelope and roll it into a nice loaf. Put the loaf into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Cover it loosely with clingfilm or a tea cosy. Let it rise for 40 - 50 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200°F 20 minutes before baking. Brush 2 tbsp milk over the loaf and bake for 45 - 50 minutes till a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean and the top is lovely and brown.
  8. Take out from the oven and brush with 2 tbsp softened butter. Serve fresh or as you like with butter, jam or cheese!

Reviews for Ricotta Bread (5)

Amrita Iyer3 years ago


Anuradha sharma3 years ago

Delicious bread! Excellent one

Anju Bhagnari3 years ago

Amrita, can butter be substituted with oil ? Without changing the taste n texture ?

Padma I3 years ago


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