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Risotto with rennet apples, crispy pancetta and rosemary – Italian Cuisine

The usual risotto? No thanks! With a bit of imagination we can find new and tasty combinations. Like the apple and the pancetta, an unusual and very tasty couple.

The broth slowly simmering, the grains of rice sizzling in the pot. Of course, for the risotto it takes patience, it is a dish that you start to enjoy just listening to the sounds of cooking and the scents that slowly spread in the kitchen.

And the beauty is that every seasoning is the right one, from vegetables to cheese, from meat to fruit! Passwords: fantasy and experimentation. And here is the perfect pair of apples and bacon in risotto. She, the rennet apple Melinda, is the sweet and soft part, with that consistency that blends perfectly with the soft waves of risotto. And with that bit of acidity that takes pancetta, crunchy and very tasty, by the hand.

Not forgetting that the Melinda rennet apple is a real superfood: rich in polyphenols, while we taste it in risotto, in a salad or in a cake, it helps us fight against cell aging.

How to prepare risotto with rennet apples, crispy pancetta and rosemary

risotto with rennet apple ingredients


300 g of carnaroli rice

2 small Melinda apples or 1 large Melinda apple

100 g of sweet pancetta

half a glass of white wine

a shallot

40 g of butter

some rosemary needle

vegetable broth q.b.

Salt and Pepper To Taste.


Put half of the butter in a risotto dish, let it melt gently and sauté the finely chopped shallot.

Wash a rennet apple Melinda, peel it, deprive it of the core and cut it into cubes.

Once the shallot is wilted, pour the diced apple together with half of the diced bacon and a few needles of rosemary in the risotto dish: let it flavor until the pancetta becomes crispy.

Put half of the cooked apples and pancetta aside and pour the rice into the risotto dish: let it cook for a few minutes and add the white wine.

Let it evaporate and start adding the vegetable stock.

Continue cooking, stirring and gradually adding the broth.

Meanwhile cook the remaining bacon in the microwave to make it crunchy for a couple of minutes, turning it every 30 seconds (alternatively, cook it in a non-stick pan with no added fat).

Cut the second Melinda rennet apple into slices after washing it thoroughly and removing the core.

Cook the slices in the pan with the remaining butter, a few needles of rosemary, salt and pepper for a couple of minutes per side.

Once the rice is cooked, add the apples and pancetta, kept aside at the beginning of cooking, and serve with the apple slices alternating with the crispy bacon.

Perfume with fresh ground pepper and serve immediately.

Recipe Donut of peas, crispy wafer and robiola cream – Italian Cuisine

  • 750 g peas
  • 700 g potatoes
  • 150 g robiola
  • 100 g fresh cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Dop
  • flour 00
  • butter
  • flax seed
  • salt

For the recipe of the pea donut, crispy wafer and robiola cream, boil the potatoes with the peel until they become tender. Cook the peas in plenty of boiling water: for 3 minutes from boiling, the fresh ones, for 7-8 minutes, the frozen ones.
Drain and whisk immediately, still hot, obtaining a velvety. Mash the potatoes, still hot and without the skin, with a potato masher. Lightly whisk 2 egg whites. Mix the pea soup with the potatoes, then add 5 g of grated Parmesan, 45 g of flour and 7 g of salt. Finally add the whipped egg whites and mix the mixture
gently from bottom to top.
Brush a donut-shaped mold (diameter 19 cm) with melted butter and fill it with the mixture. Bake at 180 ° C for about 30 minutes. Prepare the waffles: mix 50 g of soft butter with 30 g of flour, 30 g of grated Parmesan and the remaining egg white. Line a baking sheet of baking paper and lay down, with the help of a kitchen brush, strips of mixture; sprinkle them evenly with a handful of flax seeds. Bake at 180 ° C for 7-8 minutes.
Take them out of the oven and let them cool. Bring the cream to the boil and, off the heat, add the robiola. Serve the warm donut with the wafers and the robiola cream, which is also warm.

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