Co-Co Panini

Courtesy of William Manzo, Jr.
Federal Hill Pizza, Warren, RI

4 ounces fresh dough
3 ounces ricotta cheese
2 ounces mascarpone cheese
2 ounces sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces mixed nuts
2 ounces Nutella
2 ounces powdered sugar
2 ounces balsamic vinegar infused with fig
1 gallon corn oil (for frying)

Take your ricotta, sugar, mascarpone and vanilla extract and mix together in a mixing bowl. Place in refrigerator until needed.

Place your oil into a pot and heat until it reaches 350 F. Place the dough into hot oil until it reaches a golden tan, then place on paper towel and rest for 5 minutes.

After cooling, place dough on plate and spread Nutella and the ricotta mixer over it. Next, cover the top of the cheese with the nuts and dust with powdered sugar. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top and serve.

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