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RICOTTA AND CHOCOLATE CROSTATA
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RICOTTA AND CHOCOLATE CROSTATA

RICOTTA AND CHOCOLATE CROSTATA

Crostata is a thin Italian pie made with shortcrust pastry, or pasta frolla in Italian. It's often served at Easter and usually made with fruit jam or ricotta cheese. Here we opted for ricotta cheese and added our hazelnut cocoa spread. Make it ahead of time and serve it at brunch or for dessert, everyone will enjoy!

Preparation 15 min
Cooking time 30-40 min
Portions 6-8

Ingredients

Pasta Frolla

Filling

Preparation

Pasta Frolla

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon zest and salt.
  2. Using your hands, gently mix the ingredients to form a ball of dough. Do not overwork the dough. When it is well blended, lightly flour the dough before covering it with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out to form a circle 3–4 mm thick.

Filling

  1. In a bowl, beat the sugar and egg yolks.
  2. Pour the rum into the bowl, continuing to beat the mixture.
  3. Add the ricotta and beat the mixture until smooth. There should be no lumps.
  4. Cut the chocolate into small pieces and spread half of it over the dough at the bottom of the pan.
  5. Gently fold the other half of the chocolate into the ricotta and rum mixture.
  6. Pour the ricotta mixture into the pan, evenly distributing it over the entire surface.
  7. Place the crostata in the oven preheated to 180°C (350°F) and bake for 30-40 minutes. (The crostata should be golden brown, otherwise, bake it for a few more minutes.)
  8. Let the crostata rest for at least 4 hours.
  9. Combine the hazelnut cocoa spread and the canola (or grapeseed) oil, and drizzle the mixture over the crostata with a spoon.
  10. Serve at room temperature.
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