Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hearts with Pumpkin

Valentine's Day Recipe

For the dough:               
300 g flour                  
3 eggs                
1 tablespoon of olive oil   
a pinch of salt
For the filling:
200 kg of pumpkin
80 g of grated Parmesan cheese
50 g cream
50 g of bread crumbs
2 eggs     
nutmeg and salt to taste
for 27 hearts
Clean the pumpkin, removing the seeds from the central part , cut into thick slices, wash and dry them, then put them to cook in the oven at 200 ° C for one hour.

When the pumpkin is cooked, remove the peel and pass the pulp through a strainer, collecting it in a bowl.

Add the eggs, cream, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt and nutmeg.Stir  the mixture with a  spoon and then let it rest for a few hours.
 With flour, eggs, oil and a pinch of salt, prepare the dough and roll it out , not too thin. Cut into squares. Place in the center of each square a spoonful of filling, fold in on itself and cut with a heart shaped cookie-cutter .Press the edges with your fingers  to make it adhere well.
Boil a pot of salted water, bring to a boil, pour the hearts  (7/8 at a time) in the water  to cook  for seven or eight minutes.

Pull them out of the water with a slotted spoon when they float, pour in layers in a bowl and toss with butter, sage and parmesan cheese.

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