• 3-4 slices of stale ciabatta bread (or sun-dried ciabatta bread from specialty store)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Honey, to drizzle


  1. Dissolve salt in water. Dunk bread in salty water for 15-30 seconds, until bubbles emerge around the bread. You want the bread to be pliable but still crisp.
  2. Break into individual pieces; slices should yield 9-12 pieces, depending on size.
  3. Place bread pieces on a tray.
  4. Spoon ricotta onto 3-4 slices of the bread and spread to cover.
  5. Crack fresh black pepper over top to taste.
  6. Drizzle with honey.