Chocolate Lasagna

posted by Queen Bee 04-10-101 12:21 AM

Chocolate Lasagna

1-3/4 cups flour (or 1 cup flour plus 3/4 cup semolina or pasta flour)
2 tablespoons not sweetened cocoa powder and a pinch of salt
2 extra large eggs
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Filling for Chocolate Lasagna:
4 cups Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
2 cups heavy cream
6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
a pinch of salt
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt in a bowl and make a well in the center. Add the eggs and oil, mix with a fork to form the dough. Knead the dough until smooth and shiny, add flour if needed. Wrap, rest for half an hour. Roll the pasta out and cut into eight 4-1/2 x 11-inch strips. Cook two strips at a time in boiling salted water Return to boil , cook 20 sec. Plunge the noodles into cold water to stop the cooking. When cooled place the noodles on towels in a single layer to drain. . Combine all filling ingredients and mix until smooth

To assemble Chocolate Lasagna: Preheat oven to 425F with the rack in the upper third of the oven. Generously butter an 8"x11"x2" pan. Alternate layers of noodles, cheese filling, and chocolate, ending with a cheese layer. Bake 20-25 minutes until the top is lightly colored. Let the lasagna stand for 10 minutes to solidify, then serve warm.

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