I am so happy to say, “We did it, we did it!!” Penina and I made our first ever “Cappiddruzzo” di Ricotta…a Tortello in honor of Ignazio!
It was not hard. The recipe is very easy. (See earlier post from 11/6/17 for recipe.) I used the pre-made pizza dough you can buy in the refrigerator section at your grocery store. I have to add a correction to the original recipe…roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick, NOT 2-3 cm! The ricotta-chocolate chip-vanilla-cinnamon combination is delicious. I think they taste best just fresh out of the oven! Besides sprinkling the finished top with sifted powdered sugar, I dressed it up a little more with a drizzle of melted Nutella…all the while listening to IL VOLO serenading me in the back ground!
I found it very easy. The dough that I had came in a big thick rectangle. I was able to pull it apart into two thinner rectangles because the dough looked layered and I just turned up a corner and started pulling. It was a lot easier to roll it out that way as it was already a lot thinner. I started out doing what it said–folding it over twice. Then I had a lot of filling left, so I went back and cut off the parts that were just empty dough and re-rolled them and made a couple more to use up the filling. I have plenty of ricotta left–I may try it again with the pizza dough in a few days (after we eat these up!).
If you have bought dough this is a no brainer. How hard is it to stir up the ingredients? My grandkids could do it (okay, two of them couldn’t!). The hardest part is rolling out the dough.
Now we are ready to sit down with a cup of Lavazza coffee, and feast on our creations! The only thing missing is YOU, our fellow Flight Crew members. How we wish we could all sit together at the same table and share our friendship in person, while enjoying a special treat in tribute to Ignazio, (and of course we can’t forget his brothers, Piero and Gianluca!)