I made Predominantly Paleo’s baked chocolate ravioli. Let me say they are absolutely delicious and definitely took care of my chocolate craving.
How to make
The recipe calls for 2 cups of yucca. I had a 1.5 bag of frozen Goya yucca root. So I just boiled the whole package. Some pieces were done before other so I removed the already cooked pieces from the pot and continued boiling the remaining pieces till they were all done. Took about 40 minutes in all.
The recipe also calls for mixing everything together in a Nutribullet which I don’t have so I used my food processor. Given the thickness and stickiness of the dough I certainly gave my food processor a workout, it was moving all over the counter and making the counter vibrate. I recommend using something with a stronger motor.
Then I spread the dough out on parchment paper to cool, took no more than 10 minutes.
I began needing in the coconut flour, the recipe called for 3 tablespoons but I used closer to 6 tablespoons. It is very sticky dough so it will stick to your hands as you mix in the flour. You also have to pull out chunks that don’t cook and these hard fibrous strands. Jennifer at Predominantly Paleo has a good video on cooking the yucca root here.
First I tried doing what Jennifer recommends with filling and shaping the ravioli’s. It was an utter failure for me. I can see how this is the faster method but it just didn’t work for me, it was a huge mess, and I had to remove all the piles of chocolate chips and re-roll the dough. Then I took my cookie cutter and cut out 30 ravioli rounds, put 15 on the cookie sheet, piled on the chocolate chips, then put the tops on, and used a wet fork to seal the ravioli’s.
I used Enjoy Life semi sweet mini chocolate chips.
Then, I put them in the oven for 15 minutes and out came deliciousness.
There was still had enough dough to make another 19 raviolis but this time around the dough didn’t come out puffy and flaky as the first batch. I’m guessing that was from over working the dough because I had roll it out several times to get an additional 19.
You can find the full recipe here: Predominantly Paleo Baked Chocolate Ravioli.