My boss requested both a ricotta cheesecake and a flourless chocolate cake as part of the dessert table at his Christmas party this year. I've made cheesecakes before, but never with ricotta. He asked that it be completely ricotta, no cream cheese involved. There a bazillion recipes out there, and I'm not sure which one to go with. Some have a traditional pie crust, some have a graham cracker crust, some have no crust... I would love some advice and direction on this. Do you have a recipe you can recommend?
He also asked for a flourless chocolate cake. I've made it before, but was never wowed by the results. Do you have a recipe to share for that?
Also, how far in advance do you think I can make these? I have a cocktail party for 50 people, and time and space is short.
Thanks in advance for your advice and help!