"I wanted a traditional dessert on the menu, and this ticks the box. Gemma, our pastry chef, perfected it and added a saffron syrup," says D'Sylva.
Note Smooth ricotta is available in tubs from supermarkets. It has a wetter consistency than ricotta from the deli counter and is perfect for this recipe. Silver leaf is available from select delicatessens and art supply stores.