Recipe Roasted pumpkin and cauliflower, cream of crescenza and truffle – Italian Cuisine


  • 800 g Delica pumpkin
  • 250 g crescenza
  • 30 g milk
  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1 black truffle
  • Origan
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

For the recipe of the pumpkin and roasted cauliflower, cream of crescenza and truffle, hollow out the pumpkin, removing the seeds, peel it and cut it into large triangles. Transfer the pumpkin triangles to a baking dish, season with oil, salt and oregano and bake at 200 ° C for about 20 minutes.
Cleanse the cauliflower and blanch it whole for 5 minutes. Cut it into four equal parts, distribute it on a baking dish, season with oil, pepper and oregano. Bake at 200 ° C for about 15 minutes.
Mix the milk with the crescenza with an immersion blender, adjusting salt.
Season pumpkin and cauliflower with this cream and complete with black truffle strips.
To recover: stew the pumpkin scraps with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt for 20 minutes in a covered pot; mash them with a fork and season with a drizzle of oil (you will get about 200 g of puree). Mix the puree with 100 g of quark cheese, salt and pepper, obtaining a cream. Then recover the cauliflower leaves, weigh 200 g, chop them and blanch them in salted water for about 3 minutes, then cool them in water and chop them with a knife; add 1 tablespoon of sesame cream and 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, a drizzle of oil, salt, pepper and the juice of 1/2 lemon, then blend everything. Serve with croutons.

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