***Shell*** 1 1/4 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons baking powder 4 cups flour ***Chocolate Filling*** 1 cup flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup sifted cocoa 3 cups milk 1 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ***Vanilla Filling*** 1 1/2 cup sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch 6 eggs 3 cups milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup butter or margarine ***Ricotta*** 2 pounds ricotta cheese 3/4 pound confectioners' sugar
Shell: Cream shortening, add sugar and eggs and cream well. Add honey, mixing well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Dough with be stiff.
Use individual fluted cup cake tines and spray with PAM or lightly grease. Dust hands with flour and pat and press dough into the cups to form a shell. Trim off excess with fingers. Fill cups 3/4 full with fillings. Cover each with a flatten piece of dough and trim edges. Brush tops with slightly beaten eggs. DO NOT PRICK TOPS.
Put on cookie sheets and bake 25 minutes in a 350 degrees F oven or until golden. Cool and loosen edges before removing.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Chocolate Filling: Mix flour, sugar and cocoa. Add enough milk and stir to make a paste. Gradually add remaining milk and water. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, cover, cool and fill shells.
Vanilla Filling: Mix sugar and cornstarch. Add 6 eggs to the sugar mixture and beat until fluffy. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat until thick. Remove and add vanilla and 1 cup of softened butter or margarine. Cover, cool and fill shells.
Ricotta: Mix together. Can be frozen. Chocolate and vanilla fillings can be used for cake fillings.
428 calories, 15 grams fat, 69 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams proteinper serving. This recipe is low in sodium.