Ingredient of the Month Recipe: Nutella | Chocolate-Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Ingredient of the Month Recipe: Nutella | Chocolate-Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Nutella is our Ingredient of the Month and what's better than bringing it home to your own kitchen? We've pulled one of our favorite Nutella recipes for you to make when our Nutella pizza just isn't in the plans for dinner! 

Recipe from Parade's Community Table. Picture's by Racca's.

INGREDIENTS

  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  •  6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  •  6 oz milk chocolate chips
  •  2 oz chocolate-hazelnut spread
  •  6 large eggs, separated
  •  ¾ cup sugar
  •  Whipped cream, for serving
  •  Chopped hazelnuts, for serving

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Mist 8 (7-oz) ramekins with cooking spray.

  2. Combine butter, chocolate chips, and chocolate-hazelnut spread in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. (Or melt mixture in bowl set over a saucepan with 2 inches simmering water, whisking constantly.) Let cool slightly. Whisk in egg yolks 1 at a time.

  3. Put egg whites in a large bowl. Whisk by hand or beat with an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Add sugar. Beat until glossy.

  4. Mix half of egg whites into chocolate mixture, then fold in remaining whites. Divide mixture among ramekins.

  5. Bake until cakes pull away from sides, 35 to 45 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream and hazelnuts.

KITCHEN COUNTER

Makes 8 cakes. Per cake: 360 calories, 36g carbs, 7g protein, 21g fat, 165mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 1g fiber

Valentine's Amore Menu 2017

Valentine's Amore Menu 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Indulge on Racca's favorites with our special Amore Valentine's menu, available 2/10-2/14. For only $49 total, two people will each enjoy a glass of wine and their own personal 9" pizza, share an antipasto dish, share a salad, and share a dessert. 

AMORE MENU

VINO | CHOICE OF
PROSECCO or RED

PRIMI | SHARE
ANTIPASTO FOR TWO

INSALATA | SHARE
FRESCA SALAD
or
NUTTY GOAT SALAD

PIZZA | CHOOSE TWO
ANY 9” SPECIALTY PIZZAS

DOLCE | SHARE
STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU
& MINI CANNOLI

Make a reservation at raccaspizzeria.com/reservations.

Why VPN Certification Matters

Why VPN Certification Matters

For those of you that have had Neapolitan pizza, you know that there is nothing quite like it. From the thin crust to the savory sauce, Racca’s Pizzeria Naploetana takes pride in being the only VPN certified pizzeria in Colorado. What does this mean exactly? It means that every pizza we serve meets strict requirements that respect the traditional art of Neapolitan pizza making from its preparation to its ingredients and wood-fired cooking technique. With only 85 VPN certified restaurants in the country, Racca’s is truly an authentic pizzeria that values tradition and quality.

But what makes Neapolitan pizza different? Started in Naples, Italy, it has been a distinguished and respected product for more than 300 years. The unique style begins with the dough and its ingredients - a high protein wheat flour and natural yeast, mixed with salt and water. Next comes the methodology. The dough must be kneaded and shaped by hand to the proper thickness. Over kneading the dough or not allowing it to rise properly will affect the thickness. The stone oven is the final component, where the dough must be baked for 60–90 seconds at 905 °F for that soft, tender crust.  

This is then topped with shredded Flor di Latte, our Italian San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil and other savory toppings that create that perfect rich flavor. While the toppings are hearty, the thin crust is light so there is always room for another slice. Stop by and try the Neapolitan style that has been a one of the hottest pizza trends in the country.

Expanding A Dream

Expanding A Dream

Spring is a time for new beginnings and though it may still snow in June here in Colorado, Racca’s is celebrating the season with the opening of our third location. We are thrilled to share our story with the Lakewood community and honored that our Denver roots have helped make Racca’s a known and loved destination for date night, friends’ get-togethers and family gatherings. Since the beginning, our dreams have been inspired by that first taste of true Napoletana pizza, made the same way for centuries with authentic Italian ingredients. Now, as we move into Colorado Mills Mall, it brings a smile to our faces to watch a whole new crowd of friends and family experience Pizza Fired by Passion for the first time.

Racca’s has always been the product of passion and the hard work and strategy that it inspires. Training under the best pizzaiolos in the industry, Racca’s founder and owner, Mark Dym, pursued his dream and opened his first restaurant, Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza, in 2008 in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood. Word spread quickly about all of our delicious dishes, drinks and desserts, so we opened a second location in Inverness three years later. From there, time really flew. We’ve added a few awards, accolades, and titles to the trophy case; a new name; and now our newest adventure has been expanding into new neighborhoods waiting for a taste of what Racca’s has to offer.

Our Colorado Mills location will serve house favorites in the same charming Italian atmosphere that we’re known for. Colorful and welcoming, it’s the perfect place to try our zesty limoncello chicken wings and catch the next big game. For those of you with a sweet tooth, our Nutella dessert pizza is a classic. Don’t miss our various gluten-free items that are some of our best sellers. With warmer weather comes the chance to enjoy a happy hour drink on our new patio. Take in the al fresco experience of Italian favorites in the fresh Colorado air and see for yourself how our passion has spread!

 A Taste of Italy in the Mile High City

A Taste of Italy in the Mile High City

It’s no secret that Italians know how to have a good time. From the savory food and wine to the terrific company, Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana was proud to host its fourth annual Meet the Masters event this month. With over 200 guests at the two night event, Denver got a splash of Italian style, zest and flavor.

With restaurants in Italy and New York City, guest chefs Don Antonio Starita and Roberto Caporuscio, along with Racca’s owner Mark Dym, whipped up original recipes separate from Racca’s traditional menu. These fresh tastes included stuffed cerignola olives, mozzerella in corozza and house-made burrata cheese. These zesty bites were followed by an array of specialty pizzas with select ingredients from Italy including stracciatella and cresenza cheeses, oyster mushrooms and cured speck - also known in American terms as a smokey bacon.

While greatly enjoying the food, the guests were just as excited to mingle with the chefs and learn the art of pizza and wine pairing. We guarantee that no other spot in Denver was elate with such authentic flavor and genuine company!  

We talk about our pizza being fired by passion because it truly is. The art of authenticity, quality of our ingredients and taste of the final product drive us to continually serve unbeatable pizza. We are honored to maintain the only VPN certification in the state of Colorado and represent pizza at its finest in authentic Neapolitan style.  

See more photos of the event on our Facebook and Instagram.