As you might guess from the number of Nutella links I have on my list, my wife and I love the stuff. I thought I might get creative and try designing a desert using it. What I came up with was a ravioli stuffed with a mixture of Nutella and ricotta cheese and garnished with powdered sugar and fresh raspberries.
I then put some of the filling on wonton wrappers, folded the wrappers over and sealed them with water.
To cook the ravioli, I panned fried them in just a little bit of canola oil. Then I garnished them with powdered sugar and dressed them with the raspberries.
The result was a mixed bag. As you can see, the dish is certainly pretty enough. The filling was pretty close to what I wanted, but the texture of the ravioli was off. They were edible, but they were tough enough you had to cut them with a knife.
I think this idea can still work, but I have to figure out how to cook the ravioli. Should I deep fry them, fry them in a 1/4 inch of oil, bake them or something else? (I don't think boiling them will work).
My wife also found them a bit on the sweet side. I can control that by eliminating the powdered sugar and possibly by using something like whipped cream to "cut the sweetness".
If anybody has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.