White Chocolate Ricotta-filled Hazelnut-chocolate Cookies
Finely chopped toasted
finely grated (about 1 cup)
Butter, for greasing pans
sue gow skins,see note,
(40 to 44)
Ricotta cheese (about 2
Finely gratd white chocolate
Powdered sugar, sifted
Finely minced orange peel
(orange skin only,
pith or membrane)
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, combine the hazelnuts and
chocolate; mix well. Generously grease 2 heavy-gauge baking sheets
with the butter. Arrange 9 to 12 sue gow skins on each baking sheet,
leaving approximately 3/4-inch between each skin. Sprinkle about 21/2
ts of the hazelnut-chocolate mixture on each skin. Bake 9 or 10
minutes, rotating the pans from bottom to top and back to front,
until the skins are light golden brown on the edges (the chocolate
will not melt). Remove from the oven and cool skins on baking racks.
Prepare the remaining skins the same way and bake until done. Cool to
In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, white chocolate,
sugar and orange peel; mix well. Using approximately 1 tb per cookie,
center the ricotta mixture on the nut-chocolate side of the skins.
Top each with remaining skins, nut-chocolate side up. Serve on a
large platter garnished with mint sprigs or curled orange zest.
Note: Sue gow skins are thin, round wrappers used to make Asian
dumplings, dim sum, wontons etc. If you cannot find sue gow skins,
substitute square wonton wrappers, but avoid potsticker skins because
they are too thick for this recipe.
The San Francisco Examiner, February 9, 1994