Substitute ricotta for brocciu, which is almost impossible to find here.
- 4 1⁄2 cups ricotta
- 8 eggs
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- Zest of 2 large lemons
Strain ricotta through cheesecloth or in a fine-mesh sieve for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter an 8'' square baking pan. Line bottom of pan with buttered parchment paper and set aside. Whisk together eggs, sugar, strained ricotta, and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Bake until dark brown on top and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow to cool 20 minutes; run a knife around sides of pan, turn out on large plate, peel off paper, then turn cake face up.