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Baked Herb Garlic Ricotta Dip

Making ricotta at home is easy peasey and half the price of buying ready made. This is a simple yet impressive appetizer or hors d'oeuvre that you can whip up with a little advance planning.

Slice a baguette on the a slight diagonal and toast under the broiler, carefully. Brush with olive oil. They are ready. Do this before starting the dip.

The directions for making ricotta at home are on my blog. Dare to do it.

Hot Herb Garlic Ricotta Dip
8 oz. fresh ricotta
olive oil
fresh herbs such as rosemary or oregano
sea salt, to taste
In a small ovenproof skillet, heat enough olive oil to coat the bottom over medium heat. Add a few cloves of sliced garlic and cook until fragrant and just beginning to color, then immediately top with a layer of ricotta about an inch thick. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Bake in a 375-degree oven until bubbling on top, about 20 minutes. Top with finely chopped herbs and sea salt. Serve immediately with toasted baguette slices. (Adapted from Bon Appetit)

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