Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Toast
CHOCOLATE CHERRY RICOTTA TOAST
Panera Bread Recipe
3/4 cups fresh cherries, pitted and chipped, juice reserved
extra chopped cherries for garnish
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
2-4 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
4 Pink Ribbon Bagels – sliced
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate curls
1/4 cup sliced macadamia nuts
Mix together chopped cherries and reserved juice, ricotta, sugar to taste and almond extract in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Toast Pink Ribbon Bagel. Spread each slice with the cherry and ricotta mixture and sprinkle with the chocolate pieces, sliced macadamia nuts and extra chopped cherries.