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Chocolate Ricotta Toast

5 MINPrep Time
5 MINCook Time
4Servings
by Giada De Laurentiis
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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Chocolate ricotta toast was one of my favorite Italian treats growing up. Crostini topped with fresh ricotta, dark chocolate and dusted with cinnamon sugar — it doesn't get much better than that! It slightly mimics the flavors of cannoli, making it a great dessert, but it makes a nice sweet breakfast, too. 

This toast is simple, so using high-quality ingredients really helps. Slices of rustic bread or another crusty bread will hold up better than regular sandwich bread. The dark chocolate is important here, too. The bitterness of 70% chocolate is needed to offset the sweetness of the ricotta, sugar, and vanilla. Once you have the right ingredients, this toast is so easy!
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Chocolate Ricotta Toast

Category

Breakfast

Servings

4

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Calories

381

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Chocolate Ricotta Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 slices of rustic bread (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 ounces dark chocolate (about 70%)

Instructions

  1. As seen on: Giada in Italy, Episode 8. Favorites From Italy.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla using a rubber spatula. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat a grill pan over medium high heat. Bush the slices of bread on both sides with the olive oil. Grill the bread for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown, toasted and crunchy on the outside. Top each slice with a good amount of the ricotta mixture and spread evenly.
  4. Grate the dark chocolate over the top of the bread covering each slice with a good coating of chocolate. Serve with a fork and knife.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
4
per serving
Calories
381
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
30 grams
Protein
9 grams
Fat
26 grams
Saturated Fat
9 grams
Cholestrol
31 milligrams
Sodium
208 milligrams
Fiber
2 grams
Sugar
11 grams
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