Chocolate Ravioli

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This is a recipe that we saw on Giada’s Everyday Italian some time ago, and had it in the back of our minds for awhile as something we wanted to try. When looking for dessert ideas for a dinner with our friends Aaron & Diana, we decided it was time to give it a whirl.

You only really need four things to make this recipe: wonton wrappers, egg, nutella, and a whole bunch of oil.

It’s so incredibly simple I’m barely even going to refer to her recipe when typing it out.

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First, make sure you have the four ingredients I mentioned above on hand. Wonton wrappers are my new favourite thing – we used them with my Dad making a different Giada recipe for a boiled-not-fried ravioli, and they turned out amazing. Seriously – try them out if you haven’t yet. We found them in the refrigerated section of our grocery store – near the tofu/soy products.

The process:

  1. Heat a whole slew of oil. You need a good 1.5″ to 2″ of oil nice and hot. If you have a candy/frying thermometer – check for it to be about 350°. Otherwise, you can check with the end of a wooden spoon (it bubbles a lot if it’s hot enough).
  2. Brush each wrapper with a lightly beaten egg.
  3. Put a small dollop of nutella in the center. Giada says a tablespoon – but I found that to be way too much. A teaspoon worked better.
  4. Fold the wrapper over to make a triangle shape, and squeeze the edges together to seal. Try to keep any air bubbles out or else they’re hard to turn when they fry.
  5. Fry the folded wrappers in the oil until golden brown – less than 1 minute per side.
  6. Dry on  paper towels.

We made them ahead and re-heated them in the oven for a few minutes. MmmmMmm were they good. We served it over a super rich vanilla ice cream (more on that later). Giada recommended doing a bit of a candied mint leaf at the end, which I didn’t really see the point to. It makes it pretty, sure – but it didn’t add much beyond that.

I highly, highly recommend these. It’s really quite simple and OH so good.

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4 Responses to “Chocolate Ravioli”

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  2. corianne Says:

    These are amazing! I made some for my sister’s birthday party, and did some with just nutella, and some with nutella and peanut butter. They both turned out really good–I’m going to try these later with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

    Good job finding this recipe. I don’t watch Giada very often, so this would have completely passed me by otherwise. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have more wontons to make.

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