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Cabbage Sformato

di Academia Barilla

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Cabbage Sformato
1 hours


Side dish

Valle d'Aosta

Ingredients for 4 people

½ head Savoy cabbage
1 onion
a few bay leaves
4 eggs
3 egg yolks
7 ounces (4/5 cup) heavy cream
1 sprig basil
1 ¾ pounds Fontina cheese
milk as needed
salt and pepper to taste
3 ½ tablespoons butter

Preparation 40 minutes preparation + 40 minutes cooking
1. Melt 2/3 of the butter in a pan over low heat

2. Sweat the finely chopped onion and cabbage (cook without browning), together with a few whole bay leaves

3. Remove bay leaves

4. Purée the vegetables

5. Whisk in basil leaves, whole eggs and cream

6. Grease 4 ramekins with the rest of the butter and pour in the mixture

7. Place the ramekins in a pan of water (filled to about half the height of the ramekins)

8. Bake, covered, in a preheated 300-325° F oven (a technique called “bain marie”) until the mixture is firm

9. Prepare a delicious fondue and serve together with the sformato

10. To prepare the fondue: Dice Fontina, place in a container, cover with milk and season with a pinch of freshly ground pepper

11. Place the pan containing the cheese in another larger pan of boiling water (“bain marie”) so that the pan with the cheese is not in direct contact with the heat source

12. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy

13. Carefully incorporate three egg yolks, blending them in without cooking them

14. The fondue may be served on top of the sformato or on the hot serving dish under the sformato