Bagels di Ricotta
I posted a while back on Bruschetta di Ricotta, savory crostini topped with ricotta and baked, I wanted to do something similar that would be an option for breakfast. Or maybe even dessert, depending on your tastes.
So at the same time I was baking my sliced French bread for crostini, I opened up a bagel and toasted it as well.
I used the same mixture – 5 ounces of ricotta with one egg mixed together, plus the Parmesan, and topped the toasted bagel with some of this. Then I placed the bagel back into the oven for 15 minutes.
Before I ate it – after all, it was breakfast time – I drizzled the ricotta-topped bagel with orange-infused oil.
The oil isn’t sweet, it just tastes like oranges!
I could have added a touch of sugar, or a little honey to the ricotta mixture first, but I liked the idea of the savory Parmesan in the mixture, and so I left it alone. And I added raspberry jam. I did, however, omit the salt, pepper, and thyme!
I must say, it was absolutely fabulous.
And then I drizzled a little more orange oil…
And ate some more. Until there was none left.
Idea: Make these ahead of time, maybe using mini bagels, and then heat them up in a warming drawer or warm oven, and serve to company. They are fabulous for breakfast, I can attest, but for a brunch they would also be spectacular, especially with different jams and jellies. Maybe a little messy, but no one will care. They don’t get soggy because the bread is toasted first, and then the ricotta is baked.
What a great breakfast :)
Thank you! It was quite a treat.
Luscious! I am trying to imagine the taste of that oil…. wow, should try to find it
(guess who is going to Paris on Wednesday? guessed? yeap, MOI!!!!!!)
Wow! How exciting!
I really appreciate creativity in cooking. Nice post.
Thank you so much!
Looks delicious, bagels are my favorite for breakfast, need to find your oil! :-)
You can find orange oils quite easily. I would just make sure they’re natural, so there’s no synthetic flavor and after taste! Thanks for your comment!
Yes, please. I would definitely eat this for breakfast!
It was pretty yummy!
Love bagels, but we don’t have them in Sweden … some café’s has starting doing them, but we can’t buy them .. wonder why, but I love ricotta, orange .. so I will do this with other bread. Could do with a sandwich like this just now.
Yes, I think any bread will work!
What a truly original and luscious idea. Your photos sold me – and your description – I can almost taste it.
It was a nice combo! I didn’t realize you were born in Dallas!
Yes! Raised in Houston. Undergraduate edu-ma-cation at UT-Austin. Your meals are so similar to what I cook, style-wise, but elevated. You, after all, Chef Mimi. :-)
Stop. Stop! You’re sweet but thank you.
Genuine, for sure. :-)
Excellent idea Mimi :)
Thank you so much!
Great idea! I like the photo with the drizzle of orange oil. :-)
Oh, I love the look of that jam!
Mimi, these look delicious! wonder if they can be made ahead and frozen to be heated in oven later? sue
I’m honestly not sure, but I don’t think I’d try it…
Lovely photos Mimi.
Thank you! That is quite a compliment coming from you!
What a treat and your photography is very well done, Mimi.
Thanks so much, John! I’m trying!
Yum Mimi – this looks delicious! I wish I had it for breakfast. I’ve never seen Mandarin Orange oil, but that made my mouth water!
I’ve found them occasionally over the years – more at gourmet grocery stores. Very tasty. I remember once I used the orange oil to saute leeks in a rice pilaf that I served when catering a charity dinner, and it went over very well.
Such delicious looking bagels, and with ricotta as well!! Breakfast time :D
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you Uru!