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Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles. Chocolate and ricotta is stuffed into dumpling sized pastry and deep fried for a delicious Italian speciality.

Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles

Brittnay
Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles. Chocolate and ricotta is stuffed into dumpling sized pastry and deep fried for a delicious Italian speciality.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 5052 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g wheat flour
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ glass marsala
  • 250 g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 500 g ricotta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 g chocolate chips
  • cinnamon to taste
  • oil for deepfrying
  • icing sugar to decorate

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the ricotta and 200g of sugar, save the rest of the sugar for the dough. Leave to cool in the fridge, ideally prepare this the night before. 
  • Start your dough by placing all your flour, a pinch of salt and olive oil to the bench, then marsala and water if necessary, mix until dough is smooth and soft: cover and let stand for about half an hour.
  • Add the chocolate chips, cinnamon and the grated lemon peel to the mixed ricotta.
  • Roll the dough out into a thin sheet, with a pasta bowl create small disks around 10cm in diameter.
  •  On each circle place a generous teaspoon of cream cheese.
  • Close forming a half-moon, you can use egg white to close or mash the edge together to seal.
  • Heat your oil to 170C and fry before sprinkling over the icing sugar. You can test the oil is hot enough by inserting a small piece of dough. If numerous bubbles are formed and it is quickly afloat your oil is ready.
  • Let them drain and place on paper towel then sprinkle with lots of sugar and serve them hot or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 5052kcalCarbohydrates: 697gProtein: 111gFat: 189gSaturated Fat: 64gCholesterol: 263mgSodium: 479mgPotassium: 1169mgFiber: 15gSugar: 293gVitamin A: 2335IUCalcium: 1168mgIron: 26.6mg
Keyword cassatelles, chocolate, ricotta
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