Sweet ravioli with ricotta and chocolate chips quick and easy recipe
Sweet ravioli with ricotta and chocolate drops: In Sicily they are called Cassatelle, In Basilicata Calzoncelli, In the north of Italy Sweet ravioli, are very similar to each other. The sweet ravioli are among the most popular sweets among the Carnival recipes: fried stuffed sweets, as for the "Cassatelle ", with sheep ricotta and chocolate chips, but sweet ravioli can be filled with your favorite jam, figs or dried figs and walnuts are often used. Below I propose two versions, with strawberry jam and with ricotta and chocolate chips. I made various shapes, the classic one is square or crescent, I decided to also make hearts so that you can use this recipe also for Valentine's day!
Ingredients for about 25 ravioli
For the dough
- 250 grams of flour 00
- 50 gr of butter
- 15 grams of sugar
- 100 gr of milk
- 1 egg
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of limoncello (or other liqueur: Strega, Marsala ..)
- grated zest of half a lemon
- sheep ricotta
- 100 gr of powdered sugar
- 50 gr of chocolate chips
- grated zest of 1/2 lemon
VIDEO RECIPE Sweet Ravioli
How to prepare sweet ravioli with ricotta and chocolate chips
Prepare the dough by putting the flour in a bowl, put the sugar in the center, then the softened butter cut into small pieces and the beaten egg, mix everything with a fork, add a pinch of salt, milk and finally the liquor.
We mix everything then pour on a lightly floured work surface, compact everything and knead the dough with your hands for 5 minutes. It must be a smooth dough. We leave it to rest for 10 minutes covered with film.
In the meantime, prepare the ricotta filling: add the icing sugar and grated lemon zest to the sifted ricotta, mix with a whisk or with a fork and finally add the chocolate chips.
Take the dough, divide it into 3 or 4 parts and roll it out with a rolling pin or with the machine to roll out the sheets. Create rectangles on which you place piles of stuffing, fold the sheet lengthwise and close it like a book, cut the ravioli with a wheel or with a cookie cutter / pastry cutter. Press well on the edges.You can also use the tines of a fork to close.
We put a pan on the fire and heat up the peanut oil well, the oil will be hot enough when putting a piece of dough it will sizzle immediately creating a little foam. We fry a few pieces at a time and turn over after 1-2 minutes of cooking. They will be cooked as soon as they reach a nice golden color.
We add powdered sugar and serve.
NB. For it colored powdered sugar just put a spoonful of powdered sugar in a food bag and add a little (the tip of a teaspoon) of liquid or gel red food coloring (to get the red or pink color), close the bag and put the bag between your hands, rub your palms. After a few moments the sugar will already take on a nice pink color.
Other recipes that may interest you:
🎉Migliaccio Sweet Neapolitan Carnival
💝 Valentine's Day cookies
🎉Sanguinaccio the creamy carnival chocolate
🎉 Chat the crunchy Carnival sweets
💝 Valentine's Day recipes
Sweet ravioli with ricotta and chocolate drops
Enjoy your meal!