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Jan 28

Egg Pasta Rolls With Curd And Cheese

egg past -rollsThis recipe is from Fiesta TV. There I watched the preparation of interesting rolls of egg pasta with ricotta, mozzarella and parmigiana.  They called them manicotti. Ricotta is the Italian word for curd.
In that moment I felt like experimenting so I used curd, yellow and white cheese. The result was incredibly delicious. If you prefer meat meals, it is a good idea to add some ham in the rolls.
As you might see on the picture these rolls look really nice and could be a perfect appetizer or you could serve them even as main dish especially if your guests does not prefer meat.
Ingredients:

Egg pasta:

3 teacups of flour

4 eggs

1 tsp. of olive oil

½ tsp. of salt

warm water for the dough

Preparation instructions:

Mix together in a bowl  the eggs, the olive oil and the salt. Beat them well. Add them gradually to the flour. Knead the mixture until you make homogeneous dough. If it is too dry, add some water. Put the dough into a bowl and cover it with packaging film. Leave it resting about an hour at room temperature. Roll out the dough and cut the pasta in squares. Boil them in salty water about five minutes.

For the filling:

Ingredients:

pasta rolls

Egg pasta rolls with cheese and tomato sauce

500 gr. (about one pound) fresh curd

tomato juce

boiled pasta squares

2 eggs

1 tsp. of salt

1 ½  cup of fresh white cheese on cubes

1 cup of grated yellow cheese

½  cup of fresh chopped parsley

¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

120 gr. (about 4 ounces) grated yellow cheese (parmigiana)

Preparation instructions:

Strain the curd well. Prepare the tomato sauce and the pasta squares. Beat well the eggs and the salt. Add the curd, the cheese cubes and the parsley. Mix them.

Heat the oven up to 220 degrees. Spread ½ cup of the sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Put 3 tbsp. of the filling in each pasta square and make rolls. Place all of them over the tomato sauce and dust them with  ½ cup of grated yellow cheese (or parmigiana). Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil and than use a fork to perforate it

Bake for 20 minutes and than uncover and put the rest of the cheese. Turn it back in the oven and wait for another 20 min until the cheese becomes golden brown.

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