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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cannelloni with Spinach&Ricotta

Figure 1
Cannelloni are a typical first course of Italian tradition, very tasty and easy to cook. Cannelloni are made by rectangles of pasta rolled with filling of ricotta and spinach. (fig 1)


200 gr fresh lasagna pasta sheets
2 eggs
400 gr ricotta
500 gr spinach
100 gr Parmesan cheese
1 large pinch grated nutmeg
500 ml Bechamel sauce*
(See how to prepare it on )


Step1:-for FILLING, wash the spinach and boil in very little water and salt
-drain and squeeze them in order to remove more water as possible
-chop with a knife or a food processor and place them in a bowl with Ricotta crumbled, the nutmeg, the egg, the ground pepper and grated cheese. (fig 2) 
-mix well and stir evenly all,then season with salt.
Figure 2
Step2:-put your fresh rectangular sheets of pasta in boiled water for 1-2 min and dry them on a clean towel
-put at the center of each a spoon full of filling and roll the dough to form cylinders (fig3&4)

Figure 3

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Step3:-oil or butter a large pan enough to hold all Cannelloni forming a single layer and spread 2-3 table spoons of Bechamel  sauce on the bottom (fig5)
Figure 5
-immediately after add the Canneloni and then cover them with Parmesan and bake at 200*C for 25 min using the grill for the last 5 min to brown the top. (fig 6)
Figure 6


silvia said...

i was never fond of spinach...but this sounds interesting

guinesso said...

You definitely have to try,it will melt in your mouth.Has a smooth,silky texture divinely delicious :)
Good luck with that!ta