The classic Christmas first course becomes gluten free and conquers everyone, even those who are not celiac. "Secret" ingredient, the legume flour steamed: good and tasty, it allows you to obtain an elasticity similar to that of gluten-free flours, but completely gluten free. Not only that: legume flour is also suitable for those suffering from diabetes, for children, for athletes, for all those looking for a greater protein intake in their diet, but also for those who want a new taste.
How to use it? We asked for the tortellini in broth recipe a Monica Neri, which produces legume flour Legù. From her a piece of advice: "The dough involves the use, in addition to legume flour, of cooked gluten-free cereal flours: steam cooking gluten-free cereals and legumes, together with the use of hot water greater elasticity and help to naturally bind the dough without using licit, xanthan or other thickeners / agglomerants .
Tortellini in gluten-free broth: recipe with legume flour
100 g of steamed yellow cornmeal
50 g of steamed white corn flour
150 g of LEGÙ BLEND (steamed legume flour)
150 g of hot water
Rice flour for sprinkling
For the stuffing
100 g of sausage
50 g of lean ground beef
50 g of pork
50 g of veal
50 g of PANURÈ LEGÙ (steamed legume breadcrumbs)
salt, pepper and nutmeg
For the broth
500 g of broth meat
1/2 stalk of celery, halved
1 parmesan crust (optional)
2 level teaspoons of fine sea salt
For the broth: In a saucepan, collect the meat, the peeled and washed vegetables, a few bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and a liter of cold water. Bring to a boil and leave to cook over low heat for at least 2 hours. When cooked, strain the broth through a fine sieve.
For the pastry: on the pastry board, sift the flours forming the classic fountain. Make a hole in the center and slowly pour in the hot water; bring the flour to the center with your fingers, mixing it. Knead and form a ball that you will cover with cling film and let it rest for at least 2 hours.
For the stuffing: coarsely cut the meat and collect it in a bowl with the mince. Place the sausage cut into small pieces in a pan, brown and grease the meat; cook for about ten minutes. Add the cooked legume breadcrumbs, mix and let cool. Put everything in a blender and blend until you get a homogeneous mixture. Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper, blend again and set aside.
Prepare a few tortellini at a time, to work them quickly. Divide the dough into 6 parts, leave the remaining sheet covered to prevent it from drying out. Roll out the pastry with the help of a rolling pin or a pasta machine, sprinkle with rice flour, so it doesn't stick. With a wheel, preferably knurled, first cut the sheet of dough horizontally (lengthwise) into strips about 3 cm high, then cut vertically into strips about 3 cm wide, creating squares.
Place a little filling on each square, moisten the edge with a finger soaked in water, close in half, press around the edges with your fingers and pinch the shorter sides.
Cook the tortellini in boiling broth but on a very low flame, very gently, for one minute from when they come to the surface. Turn off the heat and let it rest for 2 minutes. Serve the tortellini hot to taste, sprinkling with grated parmesan.