I love watching Roni’s videos on Green Lite Bites, mostly because they’re so real. She’s not surrounded by a flurry of production assistants; she shows you that you can do this on your own. And there is my first goal of 2010, to make a video for the blog that aims to inspire readers to try something new.
So I was really excited when I saw this video and recipe for Chocolate Ricotta Rolls, because they are just so darn cute! Making the shells from won ton wrappers was not too difficult, a few fell over and caved in, but most of the them came out quite well. The filling was easy too, although next time I will definitely make it sweeter, and maybe use a real liquor instead of almond extract. Filling the shells was a snap with the homemade pastry bag, and after a dusting of powdered sugar, they were done. I filled them about 3-4 hours before they were served, and they definitely softened up quite a bit, so don’t make these too far in advance. But do make them, even if it’s just for yourself.