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Recipe Fennel au gratin with cinnamon – Italian Cuisine

  • 500 g milk
  • 30 g flour
  • 4 pcs fennel
  • cinnamon powder
  • lemon
  • Grana Padano Dop grated
  • butter
  • Orange
  • salt

For the recipe of cinnamon-flavored fennel, cool the milk, flavored with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Separate 40 g of butter and mix in the flour, stirring with a whisk, away from the heat. Add the mixture to the flavored milk and cook for 5 minutes, continuing to stir.
For the fennel: Peel the fennel and cut it into slices half a cm thick; Scald them in boiling salted water and acidulate with the juice of half a lemon for 8-9 minutes. Drain and cool them. Grease a baking dish, spread a few spoonfuls of béchamel on the bottom, then make a first layer of fennel slices; sprinkle with bechamel and grated cheese. Make other layers until the fennel is exhausted, finishing with béchamel and grated parmesan.
Bake at 200 ° C in grill mode for 12-13 minutes. Garnish with a little grated orange peel and serve.

a sheet of sugar and cinnamon – Italian Cuisine

It is a pastry but it is called churro cheesecake because it reminds us of the taste of Latin American sweets and why the spreadable cheese is not missing

Now any sweet can be turned into one cheesecake and a cheesecake can be transformed in a thousand ways.
Have you ever heard of the churro cheesecake?

What are churros

THE churros they are fried desserts typical of Iberian and Latin American cuisine.
In Spain they are eaten warm at breakfast, dusted with sugar and cinnamon or dipped in melted chocolate or dulce de leche.
They are also excellent as snacks (here are the churros with tomato and cashew sauce) o end of meal dessert (try the churros with Porto sauce) to share with many friends, and are a nice idea for the Carnival to add to all the other fried desserts of the Italian tradition.
Preparing the dough is very simple because it is a bit like that of the choux pastry.
500 ml of water are brought to the boil, with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
Then turn off the heat and add 350 g of flour, stirring quickly for 3 minutes with a wooden spoon.
The dough will become hard to work, then cover with a cloth and leave to cool.
Once ready, place the mixture in a star-shaped sac à poche and cut into sticks. Place them on a sheet of parchment paper, prick them and then one at a time fry them in boiling seed oil.
Once ready, drain and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

The recipe for cheesecake churros

The churro cheesecake actually has nothing to do with the churros recipe because it is made with the puff pastry or brisée. What reminds us of these sweets is the taste because here we will use cinnamon and sugar.
To prepare it, first prepare a mix of sugar and cinnamon by mixing 100 g of granulated sugar with three tablespoons of cinnamon. Then roll out a roll of rectangular puff pastry on the base of a buttered baking dish and sprinkle with a little sugar and cinnamon.
Prick the bottom and then fill it with a cream prepared by whipping with 500 m of spreadable cheese, 200 g of sugar, 1 egg and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Cover everything with another roll of dough by cutting off the excess ends well. Prick the surface and before baking, sprinkle with the mix of granulated sugar and cinnamon also used for the base and season everything with 50 g of melted butter.
Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes in a static oven.
In this way you will get a sort of puff pastry with cinnamon filled with spreadable cheese, crunchy and sugary on the surface.
Instead of the puff pastry you can use the brisée.

Churro base

You can also prepare a cheesecake using as a base a huge churro.
How to do?
Once ready the mixture put it in the pastry bag and create a sort of spiral on a sheet of parchment paper or directly in the boiling oil, but it is much more difficult.
The simplest procedure is to slightly moisten the greaseproof paper, make a round spiral base with the mixture in the pastry bag and then gently throw it all away to fry, slowly removing the sheet of parchment paper.
With this fried base you can make a delicious one cheese cake uncooked.

Shortbread with cinnamon – Italian Cuisine

Put the flour in a large bowl and place the butter cut into small pieces in the center, sugar, egg, bicarbonate and flavorings.
Begin to incorporate the ingredients starting from the center and continue to work the mixture until you get a smooth ball.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

You can use the shortcrust pastry with cinnamon both as a base for a tart and to prepare biscuits.

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