Written by Katie Chin, TheSweetandSourChronicles.com

I remember dating for the first time during my divorce. I had dated this guy a few times and finally invited him to my bachelorette pad for dinner and a movie. I was so nervous as this was a defining moment in our “relationship” (I think you know what I mean). In some ways, it was a way to get over the hump. Just sex, really, but carried so much weight on the other hand. I mean, the poor guy didn’t realize it would be first time I had sex with someone other than my husband for the last 10 years. I called my gay friend Frank who told me to think like guy or Samantha from Sex in the City (basically the same thing). Well, I heeded his advice and it was completely liberating and fun. I let go of expectations and just enjoyed myself. We only dated for a month or so after that but it was healing and I finally felt empowered in the dating realm to call the shots. I remember making these Raspberry Nutella Wontons and served them with some bubbly to set the mood.

Raspberry Nutella Wontons Recipe

  • 4 cups raspberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsps. corn starch
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 8 round wonton wrappers

Instructions

  1. Heat raspberries in a saucepan, stirring over heat until they reach a jam-like consistency.
  2. Add water, then sugar, stirring continuously until blended. Add cornstarch, stirring consistently until blended.
  3. Allow mixture to boil, then remove from heat. Strain mixture into bowl, keeping both  liquids and solids.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine raspberry solids and Nutella. Stir well. Lay out wonton wrappers, and touch edges with egg wash. Spoon approximately 1 tsp. of Nutella mixture into the center of each wrapper, before folding in half and sealing.
  5. Deep fry dumplings in vegetable oil, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  6. Using raspberry liquid as a sauce, plate and garnish dumplings.
  7. Add powdered sugar if desired.