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Chocolate Ravioli

Published on September 19, 2008 by   ·   7 Comments Pin It
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A big thank you to wunderkind Chef Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, for graciously sharing this dreamy recipe with the GirlieGirl Army. Fun little fact about Hannah; She finished “My Sweet Vegan” before she’d even begun college and is about to release cookbook #2! Her site is full of divine recipes, awe-inspiring crafting/ crocheting projects, and the intelligent ramblings of a teenage genius. Before you start reminiscing about your mix tape years, get out your mixing bowl and whip up a batch of perfection.

Bet you thought this was going to be some strange PMS-y combo of Ronzoni and Nestle bars! C’mon, we have some level of culinary respect for ourselves! Before you start thinking this is WAY too hard for you to make, consider Hannah’s input; “Attempting to combine some of her favorite culinary aspects – chocolate, pastry, and fruit – I devised a ‘fancy’ treat that is so ridiculously easy to throw together, it feels almost as if you’ve cheated or cut corners. Let me assure you though, the end result is not only a fantastic presentation and tastes delicious, there’s no one else to steal away the credit. Oh yes honey, hours thinking of you as I slaved in the kitchen ”

Cheater’s Chocolate Ravioli¬Ěby Hannah Kaminsky

Ingredients: Frozen Puff Pastry (check labels to double check veganity) -Strawberries -Various Chocolates

This barely even needs a recipe, only assembly, so sit tight while I bore you with the details. Make sure you defrost the puff pastry for the allotted time marked on the package (at least 45 minutes or so) before attempting to work with it. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, or whatever your specific brand suggests. Gentle roll out the pastry just enough to flatten out any creases or bumps, but don’t go crazy here – you’re not actually trying to make it any larger. Cut out your desired shapes with fairly large cookie cutters, remembering that you need atleast two to make one ravioli (hey, sometimes it’s easier to screw up a simple recipe) and place one from each pair on a silpat (parchment paper, but I wouldn’t go for wax, unless you enjoy the taste of crayons.) Now, grab just the tiniest bit of chocolate – here’s where the fun starts to happen. This would be a great application for vegan truffles or simply your favorite vegan chocolate. Both of which will probably require a size reduction – it may not seem like much, but when paired with your delicious fruit sauce, it will come together beautifully, trust me. Place your top half of dough over your bottom layer to create your little pocket of chocolate. Now is when you need to pay special attention to all sides, ensuring that there are no gaps or tears, or you will have leakage later. You may wish to moisten the edges for a firm seal, or crimp it all the way around with a fork, such as I did.

Throw these babies in the oven for about 10 – 14 minutes, checking periodically because there are few things that can go from perfect to blackened quite like pastry in general. As they cook away, puree your strawberries (fresh or frozen, doesn’t matter) and mix with sugar to taste. Nuke either in the microwave or on the stove until the heat and consistancy are to your liking. It’s not very specific, so go ahead and play around with it. Oh and as another aside, feel free to substitute any berry you might prefer instead. We just happen to have frozen strawberries, and I thought it would be cute to mimic a tomato-sauce type of side with the ravioli. When the raviolis are lightly browned, pull from the oven and sprinkle lightly with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar. Allow to cool for a few minutes so your love isn’t burnt by molten chocolate, present with sauce on the side, and be prepared to accept a whole lot of praise.

Easy as that!

Originally posted to Hannah’s personal blog, Bittersweet. Join Hannah’s list, buy her book, and learn more about her precious little self here: http://www.mysweetvegan.com.

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. OrleeZ says:

    OMG – so simple, yet elegant and looks gorgeous! Can not wait to try it!! Thanks so much for this great tip :)

  2. I might crawl inside one and die happily.

  3. themessenger says:

    I might join you Brute, as soon as I clean up all the drool I standing in.

  4. snugglebunny says:

    o m g.

    I think I just found heaven. Amd so simple to make!

  5. Franni says:

    I really want to make these for Valentine’s Day!!! However, I don’t know of any vegan frozen puff pastries. Can anyone tell me?? Thank you!! ^-^

  6. Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets & Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells are both vegan according to:
    http://www.peta.org/accidentallyVegan/VeganShoppingQS-Frozen.asp?Category=Refrigerated%20and%20Frozen%20Foods

  7. Franni says:

    Thank you, Discerning Brute!!!! ^-^ Now I gotta make these….lol




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