Category Gastronomy

Brocciu Cannelloni

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As we’re well into the season of ‘brocciu‘, this recipe is perfect over the winter months, and an alternative way of preparing your cannelloni.

Preparation for 4

Ingredients:

Pasta for cannelloni:

Prep: 5mins

– 500 grs flour

– 2 pinches of salt

– water

– 2 eggs

Béchamel sauce:

Prep: 5mins

– 50 grs butter

– 50 grs flour

– milk

Stuffing for cannelloni:

Prep: 10mins

Cooking: 20mins

– 1 bunch of chard

– 500grs brocciu

– salt, pepper, fresh mint

– 1 egg

Tomato sauce:

Prep: 5mins

Cooking: 10mins

– 1 onion

– 400grs crushed tomatoes

– olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs, grated cheese, nutmeg

In a salad bowl, put the flour and salt, make a hollow in the middle and add the eggs...

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‘Brocciu’ – a highly appreciated speciality from Corsica, and its legend ..

1512635_436009366527620_516652015_n ‘Brocciu’, which is very strictly controlled (AOC) since 1983, and the only product (AOC) which is made from whey (usually, this could have been thrown away, or given to pigs – but, it contains proteins).

To make 1 kilo of this type of Corsican cheese, 11 litres of sheep milk are required. The whey is heated at 35°C, and then salted, whereupon 15% of full-fat milk is added before raising the temperature to 90°C. The white particles are skimmed and put into cheese strainers (fattoghje or casgiaghje), successively in layers. The flocculation of the proteins from the whey is exclusively obtained from the heat of a direct flame (or open flame) from the recipient or tank containing the whey – without any use of cooling liquids.

Heated slowly and slightly stirring, until the temperature rises...

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Corsican Tangerine+Praline Tiramisu

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An all-time favourite over the winter months, with fresh seasonal tangerines – just delicious.

for 6 glasses: Preparation: 30mins

Ingredients:- 3 eggs

– 100grs sugar

– 200grs praline chocolate

– salt

– 250grs mascarpone

– Corsican tangerines

– milk

– powder chocolate

– finger biscuits

Preparation:

Beat the egg yokes until fluffy white. Melt the chocolate and add to the yokes, add the mascarpone and mix well. Mount the egg whites, with a pinch of salt. Add to your preparation, mixing slowly. Heat a little milk, and add some powder chocolate, and blend.
Dip some finger biscuits into the chocolate milk, and place in the bottom of your glasses. Add sections of tangerines (in a rosette display). Cover with the mascarpone cream and repeat levels of biscuits, tangerin...

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Flavourful Corsican Soup, Mimi’s way*

Soup, is unavoidable over the winter months – and here’s savoury idea from
Mimi, with various vegetables for a Corsican soup – which is always plentiful and quite delicious.
The benefits from vitamins are, especially over these cold months, required and welcomed,
so, do indulge in soup whenever you can !                                     Soupe-corse-les-recettes-de-michele-Grimigni_large

Preparation: 15mins

Cooking: 2 hours

Ingredients:

– 1 farmer’s ham (prizutti) bone or 1 ham hock (with or without its bone)

– 2 slices of panzetta (bacon)

– 1 onion

– 1/2 of 1 kale

– 100grs flat beans

– 200grs pumpkin

– 1 courgette

– 1 leek

– 2 small turnips

– 5 small potatoes

– 2 carrots

– 2 cloves of garlic

– 1 tomato

– 2 sticks of celery

– basil, salt+pepper, sunflower oil an...

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Courgettes Beignets – Mimi’s way, with Corsican courgettes

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There’s such a choice of winter vegetables out there at this time of the year, here’s another tasty recipe with courgettes, – which of course you can serve by themselves, or with a side dish of your choice. (Depending also on where you live, and if you can find Corsican courgettes, naturally)

for 30 beignets

Preparation: 1h
Cooking: 6mins

Ingredients:

– 200grs flour

– 3 eggs

– 1 packet of baking powder

– 1 soup spoon of olive oil

– 1/2 glass of water

– 2 courgettes (Corsican if possible)

– parsley, garlic, salt+pepper, sunflower oil

Preparation:

Wash, dry and grate the courgettes. Salt and let them drain for about 1 hour
In a salad bowl mix flour, baking powder and eggs, add the 1/2 glass of water and then add 1 soup spoon of olive oil

Add the courgettes to ...

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