Chocolate and ricotta turnovers

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

This one is from the Golden Book of Chocolate.


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Ingredients

FILLING:

1 cup ricotta cheese, drained
1/3 cup granulated sugar
two large egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup raisins
2 ounces semi sweet dark chocolate, chopped
12 ounces frozen puff pastry, thawed
one large egg, lightly beaten to glaze
1/4 cup demerara sugar (turbinado sugar)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat the oven to 400°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. For filling, process ricotta in a food processor fitted with a steel blade for a few seconds until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Mix the flour and cocoa and fold into the mixture. Stir in the raisins and chocolate. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2
Place the pastry on floured work surface. Dust the top with flour and roll out into a 20 x 15" rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Trim the edges to straighten. Cut the pastry into 12 squares each 5 inches.
3
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the filling onto the center of each pastry square. Brush the egg around the edges of the pastry and fold one corner diagonally over to meet in the opposite corner. Press down on the pastry, joining the two layers. Place on the prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle with Demerara sugar. Bake until Golden Brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes 12 turnovers

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate