Sbrisolona alle Fragole e Cioccolato (Sbrisolona with Strawberries and Chocolate)

Sbrisolona with Strawberries and Chocolate
We seem to be on a bit of a sbrisolona kick at Ortensia Blu!  I wanted to surprise my colleagues after the long summer break with something new and didn’t want to bake the usual chocolate or apple strudel. It had to be a mix of something light, fresh and still “estivo” or summer. Then Laney posted her sbrisolona recipe and since our strawberry season is coming to an end I wanted to combine the the sweetness of the fruit with a bit of chocolate to this traditional recipe. It had to be irresistible and this is what I came up with.

A wonderful gift for my work friends…

Sbrisolona alle Fragole e Cioccolato-Sbrisolona with Strawberries and Chocolate
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 300 g (10 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 250 g (9 oz) fresh cleaned strawberries, cut in pieces (mixed berries work well too)
  • 120 g (2/3 c) sugar
  • 30 g (1/4 c) dark Perugina chocolate chips (or semi sweet chocolate chips)
  • 300 g (2 c) 00 flour or all purpose flour
  • 60 g (1/4 c) brown sugar
  • 60 g (1/3 c) white sugar
  • 100 g (4 oz) butter, cut in pieces
  • 16 g (4 tsp) baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • confectionary sugar for dusting
  • Chopped butter for Sbrisolona
  • Eggs and Strawberries for Sbrisolona
  1. Heat oven at 180°C/350°F.
  2. In a bowl add ricotta, strawberries, sugar, chocolate chips and mix well.
  3. Filling for Sbrisolona
  4. In the bowl of a mixer, add flour, sugars, butter, baking powder and salt. Mix well at high speed for about 30 seconds. Add egg and mix again just until blended.
  5. Sbrisolona batter
  6. The dough should be rough and not smooth.
  7. Lay ¾ of dough on a 24 cm/10 " round cake pan and press slightly with a wet spoon to cover surface.
  8. Sbrisolona Batter
  9. Add filling on top of dough and then place remaining dough, which will be crumbly, evenly over filling.
  10. Sbrisolona Batter
    Sbrisolona Batter
  11. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature, dusted with confectionary sugar.
  12. Sbrisolona with Strawberries




Sbrisolona alle Fragole e Cioccolato (Sbrisolona with Strawberries and Chocolate) — 22 Comments

    • Grazie Chiara, ho provato a sostituire le fragole con i frutti di bosco ed il risultato è stato sorprendente!

  1. For once I got to try a good piece of cake! Darling you can’t always sneak out of the door in the morning with a cake for your colleagues! xxoo

    • It’s amazing how “crumbling” the dough on top gives the cake such a “haute patisserie” look! Don’t you think?

  2. Monica, you have to stop this!! I haven’t made the original yet, and now, you come up with this. It sounds amazing. I’ve got to play catch up. Don’t tell Laney!!

  3. I assure you that you will absolutely love this recipe. I baked it again on request last night with a berry mix instead of just strawberries! Loved it even more!

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