Although classic Sardinian tarts are known to take about three days to perfect, this Food52 recipe for Sardinian Saffron and Ricotta Tarts provides a time-saving alternative.
The reinvented recipe calls for a mix of sweet and savory ingredients, including fresh ricotta, saffron, sugar, the zest of one lemon, plus some kind of sweetener, like cinnamon, powdered sugar or honey. The base of the pastry calls for just three simple ingredients (flour, lard or olive oil, and warm water) to form the thin, crunchy base that holds the ricotta cheese.
The recipe describes that the bite-sized, star-shaped pastries are roughly the size of "little espresso saucers," making for a perfect appetizer to celebrate a special occasion or a satiating, versatile snack that can be paired with a number of complementary sides and dishes.
Star-Shaped Ricotta Pastries
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