I know some of you are probably wondering what I found out from Nina as to how she made the delicious looking
Tribute to Ignazio Tortello!
She very kindly replied that it is a “cappiddruzzo of ricotta.” The word cappiddruzzo, is a word in Sicilian jargon (thank you, Daniela) that means “hat.” This probably refers to the form of the tortello she shows in her photo above. With this to go on, I researched and found a recipe I will hope is similar to hers. No one could EVER totally replicate hers as only SHE can fill it with the amount of sibling love that permeates from her to her brother. But, we, as Flight Crew members and Il Volo lovers, can come close to it by adding OUR own special ingredient of LOVE FOR HIM/THEM!
One ball of pizza dough (can use pre-made pizza dough or pastry dough.)
Flour, for dusting
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of cinnamon
1 c ricotta
5 heaping cups of Ignazio/Il Volo Love and Admiration
Powdered sugar for dusting
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Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place dough on lightly floured surface.
Press down and form into a circle.
Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into approx. 12 inch circle about 2-3 cm thick. Trim off tiny piece of outer edge with crinkle edged cutter if you want a fancy edge at the end.
Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar and press into the dough.
Cut circle in half. Trim straight edge with crinkle cutter if desired.
Mix remaining sugar, choc. chips, vanilla, cinnamon and ricotta with your love and admiration right here!
Place half the mixture on each dough piece. Fold the dough over the filling.
Seal the edges well with tines of a fork or your fingers.
Fold approx. 1/4 inch of the edge back over itself. Seal again with fork or your fingers to be sure you have a good seal.
Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, approx. 8-10 minutes.
After removing from oven can cool slightly and dust with sifted powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate syrup!! (Warm up a little Nutella for this!)
Goda della vostra creazione!!