Ricotta and chocolate stracciatella tart

Category: 

If you're a fan of pies and stracciatella flavor this is the perfect pie for you. Delicate union between the crumbly homemade pastry and creamy filling of ricotta cheese, enriched by the bitter chocolate pieces and a slight scent of lemons, makes this pie a perfect well balanced yummy dessert for hot and cold days.


Ricotta and chocolate stracciatella tart

Ingredients

For 4 Person(s)

Ingredients for the pastry

  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 100 g cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 0.5 lemon (only the zest)

Ingredients for the filling

  • 500 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp (or more) brown sugar
  • 0.5 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g chopped dark chocolate

Ricotta and chocolate stracciatella tart Directions

  1. Prepare the 25 cm wide round baking tray. Grease it with butter and flour it slightly.

    DSC04678
  2. To create the pastry place flour, an egg, icing sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Using the grater with large holes grate the butter. The task is easier if you put the butter in the freezer a few hours before.

    straciatella01
  3. Knead briefly to mix the ingredients. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

    straciatella02
  4. For the filling, using a hand whisk mix ricotta cheese with an egg, vanilla extract and sugar. Chop the chocolate and add to the mixture while stirring. Set aside.

    straciatella04

    straciatella05
  5. Take the dough from the refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap and divide into 2 parts one of which should be slightly bigger than the other. Roll out the larger part with a rolling pin to a thickness of 3 - 5 mm disc. Roll the pastry onto the rolling pin and transfer onto a baking tart pan, level the dough gently with your hands and remove excess of dough with a sharp knife. Prick the bottom with a fork and pour the cream cheese and chocolate mix.

    straciatella09
  6. Roll out the second part of the dough on a floured surface. With a pastry cutter or a sharp knife, cut long strips of dough. Lay the first part of the strips, leaving some space in between them, on the surface of the pie. Add the second layer of strips by crossing them with the first layer then cut off the excess of dough. Using a fork, crimp the dough to seal it.

    straciatella06

    straciatella07
  7. Bake the tart for 40 - 50 minutes in preheated oven at 180° C. Before serving let cool completely.

    straciatella08

Nutrition facts

(vegetarian)
Per Serving

Reviews

5
Monday, 26 December 2016
This pie is absolutely outstandingly delicious! This is rich, dense, chocolatey, and addictive. Got ...
See Full Review >>
- Lexi Stone

Add review

(5/5)
Enter your email and click on the captcha below to confirm your review.


Top

Recommended recipes

  • Rich and dense cocoa muffins with sparkling water

    The addition of sparkling water gives these muffins a certain softness. They are tender and fragrant. You can garnish them with any frosting of your liking or simply by adding chocolate glaze.

    Read more

  • Tzatziki sauce

    Tzatziki sauce can be used as an appetizer or a side dish. It’s a very simple and refreshing recipe created with yogurt, garlic and cucumbers.

    Read more

  • Peperonata

    This variation of Italian peperonata is a very tasty side dish composed of oven roasted bell peppers stewed in the pan with onion, cherry tomatoes and garlic. It can be served both hot and cold as a side dish paired with meat and fish or by itself on a bruschetta with a drizzle of olive oil.

    Read more

  • Naan bread

    Super tasty bread made on an iron-cast skillet or good non-stick frying pan. Traditionally baked in clay tandoor ovens, it has its origins in Persia but most of the time it's known as Indian or Pakistan flatbread. They are fluffy and fragrant and perfect eaten warm.

    Read more

  • Roasted tomato salsa

    Spicy, smoky and tasty - this salsa is perfect with fries, sandwiches, and crunchy snacks. A healthy, homemade version of a tex-mex sauce.

    Read more

  • Appetizer with pear, mascarpone cheese and nuts

    This delicious appetizer was served to me by a dear friend, who has largely inspired the creation of this site and that has greatly contributed to the birth of my passion for cooking. The appetizer is minimal, simple and elegant.

    Read more

  • Tomato and butter intense pasta sauce

    A very simple and very tasty recipe of pasta with tomato sauce. The sauce is cooked with olive oil, butter and onion to give it a deeper flavor than the classic tomato sauce and basil.

    Read more

  • Cucumber Sandwich

    This variation of the classic English appetizer is made with the addition of balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to cream cheese. This creates a delicious and flavorful spread combined with fresh cucumbers.

    Read more