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Filo pasta baskets with lentils and cotechino – Italian Cuisine


Cook the cotechino in a saucepan with plenty of water. If you use fresh cotechino cooking times are longer, depending on the size. In case you have chosen to cook a precooked cotechino, the cooking time is about 15 minutes. Once cooked, remove the silver envelope and then the skin, and slice it.

Prepare the lentils. Prepare a mixture of celery, carrot and onion and fry in a pan with the oil. Add lentils and salted, flavored with rosemary and cooked, pepper to taste.

Prepare the baskets of filo pastry by brushing the first sheet of phyllo with oil. Overlap the second sheet of phyllo and brush it too. Cut out regular phyllous squares and place them in the molds as a basket.
Bake in ventilated oven at 180 degrees for a few minutes, checking visually. Pasta fillo cooks very quickly!
Let it cool before unmolding and set aside.

Just before serving, fill the fennel baskets with lentils and garnish with pieces of cotechino.

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Recipe of filo pastry dough with a middle eastern cream – Italian Cuisine


  • a package of phyllo dough
  • 160 g plums
  • 130 g of butter
  • 50 g halva (sesame paste and sugar)
  • 40 g granulated sugar
  • 25 g tahina (sesame cream)
  • 10 g cornstarch
  • an egg
  • powdered sugar
  • Sesame seeds
  • salt

For the recipe of the filo pastry pie with a Middle Eastern cream, mix with a whisk 60 g of soft butter with halva and tahina; add cornstarch, egg, granulated sugar, a spoonful of sesame seeds and a pinch of salt and continue to work the mixture.
For the cake: melt 70 g of butter in the microwave oven and brush the inside of a cake ring (diameter 16 cm). Unroll the phyllo dough and, using the ring as a pastry cutter, cut out 2 discs, then flip them out, making 12 round sheets. Place a first sheet on baking paper, brush it with a little melted butter and sprinkle with icing sugar; overlap a second sheet and proceed thus obtaining a stack of 6 sheets. With the 6 sheets left similarly prepared another stack. Wash the plums, divide them in half, remove the stone and cut into small pieces. Place the buttered ring on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, insert a stack of sheets of filo pastry, spread the Middle Eastern cream and prunes. Grease the second pile of filo pastry on both sides and place it on top of the plums, pressing lightly so that it adheres well. Sprinkle with icing sugar and bake at 180 ° C for about 40 minutes. Decorate the cake with a 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and serve, accompanying it to taste with small fresh plums, cut in half and aromatic herbs.

Cranberry and mincemeat filo tarts

Have you seen our recipe for sugar and spice cookies yet? They are the sweetest gingerbread men we’ve ever seen. You can loop some ribbon through the top and hang them from the tree as delicious decorations, or wrap them in cellophane, pop them in a gift box and you’ve got a lovely gift to give. You could also get the kids to help you decorate them and use them as presents for teachers or grandparents. They’re really easy to make, ready in just 1hr 20 minutes and using Tesco’s Finest ingredients will make sure you’ll end up with the tastiest biscuits in town! Enjoy. Nichola Palmer – Recipes Editor, goodtoknow

Fed up of traditional mince pies? Make this year’s festive finales more memorable with our fabulous cranberry and mincemeat tarts

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 35 mins
  • Skill level: Easy peasy
  • Costs: Cheap as chips
  • 270g packet (6 sheets) filo pastry,defrosted if frozen
  • 410g jar mincemeat
  • 125g (4oz) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tsp icing sugar
  • 8 x 7.5cm (3in) Yorkshire pudding tins, brushed with butter

Filo pastry makes a much lighter case than the traditional pastry – perfect for those Christmas buffets or post-dinner nibbles

  1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Cut the stack of filo pastry sheets into 10cm (4in) squares. Cover with cling film while you work with them.
  2. Layer up 4 filo pastry squares in the base of a tin, brushing each layer with butter and arranging the pastry at alternate angles, like the points of a star. Repeat with the rest of the pastry to make 8 tarts. Bake for 10 mins until crisp and golden.
  3. Spoon the mincemeat into the filo tarts and push several cranberries into each one. Bake for 5 mins, just until the cranberries are softened slightly.

By Woman’s Weekly

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