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Italian Chocolate Ricotta Tart

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  Egg yolks 2
  Superfine caster sugar 4 Ounce (115 Gram, 1/2 Cup)
  Ricotta cheese 1 1⁄4 Pound (500 Gram, 2 1/2 Cups)
  Lemon 1 , rind grated finely
  Dark chocolate chips 90 Milliliter (6 Tablespoon, Bittersweet)
  Chopped mixed peel 75 Milliliter (5 Tablespoon)
  Chopped angelica 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)
For pastry
  All purpose flour 8 Ounce (Plain, 225 Gram, 2 Cups)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Superfine caster sugar 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
  Butter 4 Ounce, diced (115 Gram, 1/2 Cup)
  Dry sherry 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ Gas 6. To make the pastry, sift the flour and cocoa into a bowl, then stir in the sugar. Rub or cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then work in the dry sherry, using your fingertips, until the mixture binds to a firm, smooth dough.
2. Roll out three-quarters of the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 24cm/9 1/2in loose-based flan tin (quiche pan). Chill for 20 minutes.
3. Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl, then add the ricotta cheese. Beat with a wooden spoon to mix thoroughly. Stir in the lemon rind, chocolate chips, mixed peel and angelica. Scrape the ricotta mixture into the pastry case and level the surface.
4. Roll out the remaining pastry thinly and cut into narrow strips, then arrange these in a lattice over the filling. Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and bake for 30-35 minutes more until golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4072 Calories from Fat 1757

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 201 g308.6%

Saturated Fat 118.2 g591.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 903.2 mg301.1%

Sodium 1358.1 mg56.6%

Total Carbohydrates 483 g161%

Dietary Fiber 26.8 g107%

Sugars 219.6 g

Protein 104 g207.2%

Vitamin A 122.4% Vitamin C 244.4%

Calcium 146.8% Iron 103.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Italian Chocolate Ricotta Tart Recipe