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Tigelle of kamut and spinach with goat cheese and Coppa di Parma PGI – Italian Cuisine

Tigelle of kamut and spinach with goat cheese and Coppa di Parma PGI

The tigella is colored green and in this recipe with a creamy goat meets the excellence of the Coppa di Parma PGI

Soft consistency and not too pronounced sapidity, which allows the typical taste of pork to be fully perceived, this is the characteristic aroma of Coppa di Parma PGI, a delicatessen product obtained from the muscular portion of the neck of highly selected and valuable pigs and which originates in the area that includes the provinces of Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Mantua, Pavia as well as the municipalities of the Po area which are part of the territory of the provinces of Lodi, Milan and Cremona. Here, where the temperatures and humidity typical of the hilly Po Valley area are optimal for promoting its production, the Parma Cup has its origins since 1800.

After a short period of seasoning, it is kept in a cool and humid place, as can be a cellar; but be careful, once opened it is necessary to store it in the fridge, preferably wrapped in a dampened cotton cloth so that it retains its aroma.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Extra time: leavening
People: 18


250 g kamut flour
250 g Coppa di Parma PGI sliced
200 g flour 00
200 g goat cheese
100 g boiled and squeezed spinach
50 g fresh cream
10 g brewer's yeast
extra virgin olive oil


Crumble the yeast on the flour 00, knead with 200 g of water, cover the obtained paste and let it rise in the fridge overnight or from morning to evening.
Then add the leavened dough to the kamut flour, a pinch of salt, the minced spinach puree, a tablespoon of oil and the cream; knead and let rise in a warm place (25-28 ° C) for 30-40 '.
Divide the dough into 18 portions of 30-40 g, form the balls, grease them, cover them with the film and let them rest until they are doubled in volume: it will take about an hour.
Then work the balls of dough, roll each in a tartaretto mold of 10 cm in diameter, cover with a plate and a weight (for example a meat mallet), which will serve to prevent them from swelling during cooking.
Bake at 200 ° C for 4 ', then turn, cover again and cook for another 4'. If you cook them in several stages, transfer those ready on a grid, so that it does not form moisture and do not become confused. Then, when it is time to serve them, heat them quickly in the hot oven and fill them with the Coppa di Parma and the goat cheese, peppered to taste.

*** The chef says that as a starter you serve a tigella per person. If you have some, you can serve it instead of bread. Preserved in a tin can also be prepared the day before: the passage in the oven will restore the right fragrance.

Turkey roll

As Christmas gets ever closer, if you haven’t got your food sorted, there’s no need to panic – it might be time to cheat! And cheating doesn’t mean poorer quality when you buy from Tesco’s Finest range. Don’t spend time fiddling around with bacon and sausages – buy your pigs already in blankets! Roasties can be hit and miss – make sure yours are always a hit with Finest Goose Fat Roast Potatoes or follow our easy recipe. Add Christmas cake, pud and mince pies to your shopping list and make sure you keep our roast turkey with olde English chestnut stuffing recipe handy and you’re all set for the big day. Happy Christmas! Nichola Palmer – Recipes Editor, goodtoknow

A delicious, moist and tender beef fillet wrapped in crusty puff pastry. A red wine sauce accompanies the beef. Great for Sunday lunch or dinner celebrations

  • Serves: 12
  • Prep time: 45 mins
  • Cooking time: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Total time: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Skill level: Bit of effort
  • Costs: Mid-price
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1.5kg (2¼-3lb) beef fillet
  • 60g (2oz) butter
  • 2 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 250g (8oz) chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 250g tub mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbs wholegrain mustard
  • 2 x 80g packs Parma ham
  • 375g packet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 medium egg, beaten

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 350g (12oz) shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tbs tomato purée
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 200ml (7fl oz) red wine
  • 300ml (½ pint) hot beef stock

This recipe is a great idea for an alternative to turkey for Christmas dinner.

  1. Season beef well. Heat 30g (1oz) butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat and, when foaming, put the fillet in pan and brown it all over for 4-5 mins, taking care not to let the butter burn. Cool meat, and cover.
  2. Meanwhile, melt rest of butter in the pan, add the chopped shallots and cook for 1 min. Add the garlic, mushrooms and thyme and fry for a few mins.
  3. Beat the mascarpone with the mustard until smooth. Mix in mushroom mixture. Season.
  4. Lay half the Parma ham slices on a large piece of cling film with slices overlapping. Spread half the mushroom mixture on one side of the beef, then turn it over on top of the Parma ham. Spread rest of mushroom mixture over top and sides of beef, then wrap the rest of the Parma ham slices round, overlapping on top of the mushroom mixture. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge.
  5. Heat the oven to Gas Mark 7 or 220°C. Unroll the pastry and cut off a third. Roll out the smaller piece to 5mm (¼in) thickness and 2.5cm (1in) bigger than the beef. Prick several times with a fork. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 mins or until brown and crisp. Allow to cool for a few mins, then trim to the size of the beef. Remove the cling film from the beef and place on the cooked pastry, brushing pastry edges with egg.
  6. Roll out the rest of the pastry to a rectangle 25 x 30cm (10 x 12in). Cut 10 diagonal slashes in the pastry. Cover the beef with the pastry, tucking the ends under the cooked pastry base. Brush with beaten egg. Cook on a baking sheet for 40 mins for rare to medium-rare; 45 mins for medium. Leave to stand for 10 mins before serving.
  7. For the red wine sauce: Heat the olive oil in a pan, and fry shallots until soft, about 10 mins. Add garlic and tomato purée and cook for 1 min, then add the balsamic vinegar. Bubble for 1 min, before adding red wine. Continue to boil for a few mins to reduce, then add the beef stock and boil for 10 mins more until reduced by a third. Serve with the beef. Freeze unbaked. Defrost overnight in the fridge. Cook as above.

By Woman’s Weekly

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