Butter, for greasing
Generous 1 cup ricotta cheese
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp almond extract
Generous 3/4 cup sugar
Finely grated rind of 1 lime
Toasted silvered almonds, to decorate
Confectioners’ sugar, sifted, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 300F/ 150C.Grease and line a 9-inch / 23cm round cake pan.
Beat together the ricotta, egg yolks, almond extract, and sugar. Stir in the almonds and lime rind.
Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until they form soft peaks.
Fold the whites lightly into the ricotta mixture using a large metal spoon.
Spread the mixture in the pan and bake in the preheated oven 50-60 minutes, until firm and lightly browned.
Cool the cake in he pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and sprinkle with silvered almonds. Leave to cool completely.
Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve. Enjoy!!