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Hot Dates on Whipped Ricotta and Mascarpone Toast

By Nur Kasim

A piece of toast with whipped ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, topped with spicy dates and sage leaves


  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 4-5 sage leaves
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 5-6 dates, pitted and halved
  • A pinch of salt

Whipped Ricotta and Mascarpone

  • 1.5 tbsp ricotta
  • 1.5 tbsp mascarpone
  • A pinch of salt

And a slice of bread!


  1. Start out by toasting your slice of bread, set aside to cool.
  2. To make the hot dates, add the butter to a pan and cook it for a couple of minutes until it starts browning slightly. Now add the sage leaves and let the butter brown more and cook the sage leaves until crispy and golden.
  3. Squeeze in the orange juice and add Zab’s original hot sauce and mix. Let the sauce thicken for a minute. You might want to cook the sauce for a tad longer, depending on how much orange juice you used.  
  4. Add the dates and let them cook for a couple of minutes or until soft and warm. Set the dates aside to cool a little. It’s important that the dates get time to cool off, so they don’t melt the whipped ricotta and mascarpone.
  5. To make the whipped ricotta and mascarpone, combine ricotta, mascarpone and salt and whisk using a mixer for 1-2 minutes or until light and fluffy. You can also make this with a regular whisk.
  6. Lather the ricotta and mascarpone on your bread, add the dates and enjoy.

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