*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Peggy Glass’s Chocolate Lasagna
 
 Recipe By     : Growing Up on the Chocolate Diet
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chocolate                        Desserts
                 Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         ---Pasta---
    1 3/4  cups          Flour -- or *NOTE
    2      Tbsp          Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
    1      pinch         Salt
    2                    xtralarge     Eggs
    2      tsp           Vegetable oil
                         ---Filling---
    4      cups          Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
    2      cups          Heavy Cream
    6      Tbsp          Sugar
    1      Tbsp          Grated Orange Rind
    2      Tbsp          Grand Marnier
    1      pinch         Salt
                         ---Other---
   12      oz            Bittersweet Chocolate -- chopped
 
 Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt in a bowl and make a well in the center.  Add
the eggs and oil in the center of teh well and mix with a fork to form the dough.
 Knead the dough for 15 minutes until it is smooth and shiny, adding more flour
if necessary to keep the dough from sticking.  Wrap well with plastic wrap and
let it rest for half an hour.  Roll the pasta out by hand or with a machine and
cut into eight 4 1/2 x 11-inch strips.	Cook two strips at a time in boiling
salted water.  Cook just 20 seconds after the chocolate returns to a boil. 
Plunge the noodles into cold water to stop the cooking.  When cooled, place on
towels in a single layer to drain.
 Combine all filling ingredients and mix until smooth.
 To assemble:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees with the rack in the upper third of the
oven.  Generously butter an 8- x 11- x 2-inch pan.  Alternate layers of noodles,
cheese filling, and chocolate, ending with a cheese layer.  Bake for 20-25
minutes until the top is lightly colored.  Let the lasagna stand for 10 minutes
to solidify, then serve warm.
 *or 1 cup flour plus 3/4 cup semolina or pasta flour                    
 
 
 
 
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