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Ricotta and Castagne Crostata

Christmas doesn't feel like Christmas unless you have castagne (chestnuts). Incorporate the sweet flavour of chestnut with this ricotta and castagne crostata recipe by l'Orso Ghiotto.

Christmas doesn’t feel like Christmas unless you have castagne (chestnuts). Incorporate the sweet flavour of chestnut with this ricotta and castagne crostata recipe by l’Orso Ghiotto.

Ingredients for Dough:

  • 350 g of Flour
  • 180 g of Butter at Room Temperature
  • 100 g of Icing Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • A splash of Vanilla Extract

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 350 g of Cow Ricotta
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Icing Sugar
  • 60 g of Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Can of Chestnut Cream (400 g)
  • 125 g of Cocoa Icing
  • Chocolate Glaze to Decorate

Directions:

  1. Sift the flour into a large container. Add the butter, a pinch of salt and the vanilla extract. Mix all the ingredients with your hands.
  2. Add the icing sugar and knead quickly. The result will be a sandy mixture.
  3. Pour the egg in and continue to knead.
  4. When all the ingredients are joined together, form ball, wrap it in cellophane and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  5. Mix the ricotta and the icing sugar until you get a creamy texture.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and well.
  7. After the dough has cooled, roll out on a lightly floured board and line your pan with the dough removing the extra edges and pierce the base of the dough with a fork.
  8. Fill the base with chestnut cream then add the ricotta filling. Bake at 170 degrees for 30 minutes.
  9. Let the crostata cool then add the chocolate glaze.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

What is your favourite chestnut dessert for the holidays? Share your recipes in the comment section below.

Sources:

Main Photo and Recipe by: lorsoghiotto.it

Video by l’Orso Ghiotto

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