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Bars of pepper brisée with tortellini and Castelmagno with truffles – Italian Cuisine

Bars of pepper brisée with tortellini and Castelmagno with truffles

1) Work flour with 225 g of butter into small pieces, a pinch of salt and a generous grinding of pepper. When you have obtained a crumbly mixture, add the eggs and the yolk lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons of ice water and knead the mixture until it is smooth and homogeneous. Formed a ball, flatten it a bit', wrap it up with cling film and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

2) Butter And floured internally 6 pentagonal (or circular) pastry rings of about 8 cm in diameter and 5 in height. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface. With pastry rings carved 6 pentagons and leave them on the bottom of the molds. Therefore obtained 6 strips of 26×5 cm and lined the inside of the pastry rings by sealing the dough at the joints; then transferred to the fridge.

3) Prepare the béchamel as indicated in the recipe on p. 87. Grate castelmagno and melt it in a saucepan with 25 g of butter and milk over low heat. Boil tortellini in salted boiling water, drain them al dente e season them with castelmagno fondue, bechamel, a little thyme and half the truffle, finely grated. Fill pasta shells with tortellini, distributed the remaining butter into flakes on the surface and bake at 190 ° for 25 minutes. Fashion shows delicately the pastry rings and complete with the remaining truffle in strips.


Posted on 12/27/2021


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Sesame chocolate truffles – Italian Cuisine

Sesame chocolate truffles

1) In a saucepan, courses to the boil the cream; Meanwhile, chopped the chocolate and put it in the mixer, unite the hot cream and operate the appliance for a few moments.

2) Transfer the mixture obtained in a bowl e unite the grains of cocoa beans; so put it on in the fridge to firm up, mixing it from time to time so that it does not solidify completely. Meanwhile, toasted the sesame seeds, separately, under the grill of the oven for 3-4 minutes.

3) When the chocolate mixture is firmer, but still workable, put it on in a pastry pocket e distribute it in heaps the size of a walnut on a sheet of baking paper, sprinkled with cocoa.

4) Roll the piles so as to form many truffles, pass half of them in the light sesame seeds and the other half in the black sesame seeds. Transfer them in the fridge for at least 1 hour e serve them with black tea.


Posted on 23/12/2021


Coffee chocolate truffles – Italian Cuisine

Coffee chocolate truffles

1) Prepare the ingredients. Chop the milk and dark chocolate. Pour the cream in a saucepan, add the instant coffee and the butter, slowly bring the mixture to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat. add the chopped chocolate, let it rest for 2-3 minutes, then mix, so as to melt and mix the chocolate completely.
2) Do it cool down. Pour the cream into a bowl and put it to cool for about 1 hour in the refrigerator, stirring the mixture from time to time.
3) Form truffles. Take the mixture from the fridge and, with a teaspoon, form many irregular balls the size of a walnut. Arrange them, as you prepare them, on a tray lined with a sheet of baking paper, then put them on in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes. Pour the cocoa powder into a large bowl or baking dish, then dip the prepared truffles and rotate them to cover them completely. can serve them immediately, or store them in the refrigerator, in tin boxes. If you like, you can replace the instant coffee with 1 tablespoon of rum, to offer truffles at the end of the meal with a selection of sweet wines and liqueurs.


Posted 11/12/2021


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