It’s time for another love event!
I was so sad I wasn’t able to host the last one, but I was excited for this challenge.
Pasta is not something I do often. We don’t eat it that often and I definitely don’t make it often. But on top of all of that to make a sweet pasta? Oh boy.
I really wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through this one.
Originally I had envisioned making my own chocolate pasta dough and filling it with something tasty…it seemed like a wonderful idea. But again, time got away from me.
So instead of the super original sweet pasta idea I made a recipe that has intrigued me for years.
The first time I saw this recipe was a few years back on the Food Network. Giada and her mom were making them and they seemed perfect!
Deep fried chocolate filled wontons? Yes please!
Giada also put sugared mint leaves on top of her finished raviolis. I tried do it, but I wasn’t a fan of eating the whole mint leaf at one time. Next time I want to chop up the leaves and put them in the raviolis with the nutella.
But be sure not to over fill your wontons (like I did) or else they explode when you fry them!
- wonton wrappers – as many as you want to make
- 1 egg, beaten (for an egg wash)
- fresh mint
- canola oil
- powdered sugar
To Make the Raviolis:
- Lay out the wonton wrappers on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Brush the edges of each wonton wrapper with the egg wash.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of Nutella in the middle of each wonton wrapper and fold it in half. *At this point if you want to add the mint I recommend chopping it up finely and sprinkling a bit on top of the Nutella* Carefully seal the edges, making sure not to squeeze any of the Nutella out when you are folding the in half. Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers.
- Pour enough oil into a pan so that it is about 2 inches deep. Heat the oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
- Carefully drop 4-5 raviolis into the hot oil, taking care not to splash yourself. Fry each side of the ravioli for about 30 seconds – or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with the remaining ravioli.
- Dust the hot ravioli with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
The other lovely hosts this month: Astig Vegan, Badger Girl Learns to Cook, Bon a croquer, Cake Duchess, Elephant Ears, Hobby and More, Mis Pensamientos, No One Likes Crumbley Cookies, Oh Cake, Rico sin Azucar, Simply Reem, Soni’s Food for Thought, Teaspoon of Spice, That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!, The Spicy RD, The Wimpy Vegetarian, Vegetarian Mamma, You Made That?, Vegan Yack Attack
To join the fun link up any pasta recipe from the month of May 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post so everyone else can join in on the fun too! You can also follow the #pastalove on Twitter with our #pastalove hashtag.