Triple Sec Ricotta Mini Loaf Favors

Nothing says "Thanks!" like baked goods! Send your guests home with deliciously decadent Triple Sec Ricotta mini loaves. Ideally compact and sweetly decorated, they're a cost effective way to tackle the party favor.

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Sam Temsah-Deniskin
Sam is the eccentric mastermind behind The Frosted Petticoat - a special events blog and chocolate company. With a talent for pairing seemingly opposite elements in creative harmony, Sam's a go-to source for unique favor and party ideas for your next gathering.
Ingredients

1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt 1 orange, zested
1 1/2 cups of whole milk ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
3 large eggs
4 tablespoons of Triple Sec
1/2 cup of dried fruit or nuts (optional)

Directions
  1. This is one of the yummiest and easiest favors to put together. First you'll need to make the Triple Sec Ricotta Mini Loaves (see recipe below).
  2. Once those are baked and have cooled, it's time to decorate them. Unfold the first flap of a Chinet® Classic White™ Beverage napkin. Then fold the napkin along its length three times so that it is folded into about a 1.75" width.
  3. Take the folded napkin and wrap it around the center of a mini loaf with the open ends meeting in the back. Depending on the size of your loaves, there may be excess napkin in the back, so cut off the extra ends. Then secure the napkin around the loaf using decorative ribbon. I used jute and emerald baker's twine for my favors.
  4. For the final touch, slip a fresh rosemary sprig under the decorative ribbon. With this final step, you'll fill the room with the enticing aroma of orange and rosemary - a lovely way to end a festive party!

Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the mini loaf pans with butter or canola oil. Pour a teaspoon of sugar into each pan and coat the edges with the sugar. In a medium bowl, combine and blend the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Melt the butter. Using a stand or hand mixer, blend the butter, ricotta, and sugar until fluffy in a large bowl (approx. 3 minutes). Continue mixing and add the eggs, orange zest, and Triple Sec. Once those are well blended, slowly add in the dry mix from step
  3. Mix until all the ingredients are combined completely. Optional: If adding dried fruit or nuts to the loaves, add them after the ingredients have been mixed thoroughly. 4. Fill each mini loaf pan half way with the batter. Place in the oven and bake approximately 25 minutes (or until a skewer inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean). Once baked, let the loaves cool in their pans for 1 hour before they are removed.

How to Serve it Up

Beverage Napkins