A delicious Tuscan sweet treats

Another recipe from the “Pecorino che Passione” cooking class held by Angela Olmi chef at Osteria da Gagliano in collaboration with Stella Severini of Misenplace.

A delicious “tortino” very easy to prepare to surprise your dear ones with a combination of chocolate, pears and pecorino cheese.

Chocolate and pear cupcakes with sweet pecorino sauce
Ingredients for 10 cupcakes:

  • 300 g of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g of flour
  • 50 g of cocoa powder
  • 100 g butter, softened
  • 50 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 sachet of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 Kaiser pear into small pieces
  • salt (a pinch)

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 500 ml of fresh cream
  • 100 g of fresh pecorino cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Put in a large bowl the sugar with the eggs and mix with an electric mixer, then add all other ingredients for the cupcakes, making sure the mixture is smooth and well blended. Pour the mixture into aluminum cups to half the height.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 180 ° to the base of the oven and place a pan containing a little water to create moisture and improve the leavening. While the cakes cool you put on low heat a pan with the grated cheese, cream and sugar and stir for about ten minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Put the pecorino sauce into a  dessert bowl and the cupcake in the middle, to decorate add some fresh mint or small cubes of pear.

Buon Appetito!