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Crema Tortelli

The typical characteristic of this dish is the balance between the sweetness of the filling, the tasty topping and the right thickness of the pasta.  Here is the “historical” recipe of the Crema Tortello Academy.

To prepare the filling, place the ground amarettos in a bowl along with soaked and dried raisins and the grated mostaccino cookies; add the grated mint candies and all other ingredients blending them well.  If the mixture seems to be too dry, add a couple of spoons of broth.  Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for one day.

The following day, prepare the pasta as usual, leaving it to rest in a dish towel for about an hour.  Roll out the dough in thin layers and cut out disks using a round mold (you can also use a glass).  Distribute the filling and close the pasta by pinching the edges three times using your thumb and index fingers. These doses are enough for 330 tortelli.

Cooking in boiling salted water and stir very slowly.

Drain the tortelli in a bowl and alternate layers of tortelli with grated Grana Padano cheese and butter cut up into pieces.  Cover for a few minutes to let everything amalgamate and then serve garnishing with a few fresh sage leaves.


© Accademia del Tortello Cremasco


Tirol Dumplings

Culinary history has always been notable for successfully overcoming political boundaries. For instance, the history of the origins of the Tirol dumpling is in no way restricted to today’s Tirol. Although first recorded in a Tirol cookery book in the 16th century, spicy dumplings had been known fully 400 years earlier in areas of what is now Italy. This is demonstrated by a “fresco with dumplings” in the castle chapel in Hocheppan (Castel d’Appiano). What else but a delicious Tirol dumpling could have inspired the artist in question?


Potato Dumplings with Sheep Cheese

The most typical Slovak national food is Bryndzové Halušky with bacon. This is made from potato dough mixed with a special kind of sheep cheese – „bryndza“ that tastes best in the so called cottages of shepherds or mountain chalets. The dish is topped by fried bacon lardons and some of the fat. Bryndzové halušky is best eaten with buttermilk or acidified milk. Slovakia can boast a remarkable world curiosity. Every year, in the mountain village of Turecká at the foot of the Veľká Fatra mountains, lovers of bryndzové halušky meet at the European championship for cooking and consuming of this dish.

For the pasta

  • 1 kg of common wheat flour
  • 1 egg (or instead of the egg, very hot water that will allow the flour to bind
  • salt as needed,
  • milk as needed

For the filling

  • 350 gr Gallina amarettos (dark and chocolate flavored)
  • 150 gr grated Grana Padano cheese (seasoned)
  • 100 gr raisins
  • 50 gr candied citron
  • 2 mint candies
  • 1 spiced mostaccino cookie
  • 1 egg yolk
  • The grated peel of one lemon
  • Half a glass of dry Marsala
  • A couple of spoons of broth
  • A spoon of breadcrumbs
  • Excellent butter as a topping
  • A couple of sage leaves to garnish the dish  

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