21 February 2014

FOOD: A FINE IDEA OF A GREAT WEEKEND DINNER


gunnar sverrisson / home and delicious


Thought this was the right post this afternoon – to give you some easy peasy idea of a great dinner for the weekend. We always crave something delicious to eat at weekends although we don't have much time or energy to cook. What I really love is to prepare the dinner before hand, and the only thing you need to do is put it in the oven. That's exactly what you do with these recipes.

Cannelloni with spinach and ricotta
Soft and warm self-saucing chocolate pudding




These are recipes we do for the Icelandic blog Gott í matinn (Good to eat) and I'm translating for you. I have to admit that the chocolate pudding is Donna Hay's, but she's one of my favourite food writers. I've tried and tested many of her recipes and specially chocolate ones! 

– Read more to get the recipes to try at home this weekend – 



Cannelloni with spinach and ricotta

filling:
200 g fresh spinach
2 tbs butter
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
pinch of grated nutmeg
2 eggs
12 cannelloni tubes

2-3 cups tomato passata

béchamel-sauce:
2 tbs butter
1 tbs flour
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Soften the spinach in the butter in a pan, for 3-4 minutes. Beat the ricotta and eggs until smooth, add the parmesan, season with salt and pepper and pinch of nutmeg. Then put in the spinach. Set aside to cool a bit. 
Meanwhile make the béchamel-sauce. Melt the butter and stir in the flour. Gradually stir in the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil, season with salt and pepper and add the parmesan cheese.
Now spread the tomato passata in a baking dish. Spoon the spinach-filling in the cannelloni tubes with a teaspoon and place them in the dish. Pour the sauce over the top and sprinkle with some cheese (parmesan or mozzarella). Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 35-40 minutes or until the cannelloni tubes are al dente. 



Soft and warm self-saucing chocolate pudding 












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