Tuesday, January 03, 2012

More cannelloni

Much work goes into a proper cannelloni
I made cannelloni the other day. It is my favourite pasta dish.

Photo: Cannelloni and other pastas by ChiemseeMa
To make my cannelloni I used a traditional ragù, a tomato and red wine based sauce that you use with many other pasta dishes, as spaghetti bolognese, lasagna or even pizza.

The tricky time consuming thing is to pour the filling into the cannelloni tubes. When you have struggled through,  you pour white bechamel sauce over the tubes, then sprinkle a generous amount of grated cheese and bake it until golden.

You can also turn the whole process the other way. Mix ricotta cheese, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and wilted spinach into a smooth sauce. Pour the spinach and cheese sauce into the tube. Pour a tomato sauce on top and bake.

There are certainly other sauces you could mix into the void provided by these smart pasta tubes. If you have your own special cannelloni filling, let me know. 

Cannelloni - a very satisfying pasta experience
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