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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chocolate and Ricotta Calzones...Oh so decadent!

For anyone with a sweet tooth, these sweet calzones are pretty hard to resist. Think of a Dark Chocolaty Cheesecake like filling, enveloped in a crispy pizza crust and then drizzled with White Chocolate Sauce. Truly decadent indeed, and definitely a wow factor to cap off an Italiano feast of pizza and pasta. The added bonus is that they smell so good baking in the oven and the anticipation is well worth the wait.
Ingredients, serves 6
6 x 75g balls of Pizza dough
300ml x Thickened Cream
200g x Dark Chocolate
200g x White Chocolate
300g x Ricotta cheese (The thick type works best)
200g x Cream Cheese
1 x Egg, separated and beaten
2tbsp x Caster Sugar
Preheat the oven to 230°C and place a pizza stone or oven tray to heat
Begin with the pizza dough rolled to about 4-5mm thickness
Use a plate or bowl to cut out circles of the dough

In a heavy saucepan, melt the white chocolate and gradually add half of the cream
Stir constantly until the mixture thickens to a sauce like consistency
Repeat the same steps with the dark chocolate in a clean saucepan

Blend the ricotta and cream cheese with the egg yolk and sugar until well combined

Place about 2-3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture in the lower half of the dough circle
Now repeat with the dark chocolate making sure not to overfill the calzone

Brush the beaten egg white along the outer edge of the circle
Fold the top half over the filled half into a semi-circle and seal by crimping along the edges
Brush more egg white wash over the tops
Place carefully in the hot oven straight onto the preheated stone or tray and bake for 10-12 minutes

Reheat the white chocolate sauce to a pouring consistency and drizzle generously over the calzone before serving them up, piping hot.

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