• 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 tbsp candied orange peel
  • 1 tbsp candied citron
  • 1 tbsp candied lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate

Preheat oven to 350°.

Sift together dry ingredients.  Cream sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time. Add ricotta and mix. Add candied fruit, cherries, and chopped chocolate.

Mix in flour.  Divide dough in half.  With floured hands, shape into logs.  Place on parchment-lined cookie sheets and bake for 20 minutes.

Cool completely.  Slice into 1/2″ slices and toast on both sides in 350° oven for another 15 or so minutes.