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Piacenza-style Tortelli

di Academia Barilla

Piacenza-style Tortelli
PREPARATION TIME
1 hours

DIFFICULTY
Medium

TYPE
First course




Ingredients for 4 people


For the pasta:
3 1/3 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
Salt to taste
For the filling:
10 1/2 ounces spinach
10 1/2 ounces ricotta
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano  grated
1 egg
Nutmeg to taste
Salt to taste
7 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated




Preparation 1 hours preparation + 5 minutes cooking
1. Prepare the filling by cooking spinach in a pot of boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes

2. Drain, squeeze out excess water and chop finely

3. Combine with ricotta, egg, cheese e a dash of nutmeg

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste

5. Prepare the dough

6. Make a well in flour, add eggs, water and salt and knead until smooth

7. Cover with a cotton towel or plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 20 minutes

8. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin or pasta machine to a thickness of less than 1/8 inch

9. Cut out 2-inch squares

10. Place one teaspoon of filling in the middle of each square

11. Fold squares into triangles, turn the two corners and make a braid, or better, two long, thin tails, rolling them with your fingers

12. (Take one corner and fold the tip in towards the filling

13. Holding the dough in the palm of your left hand, fold in the edge of one side with your right hand and pinch slightly

14. Continue, alternating sides, to form a braid

15. Seal the tail at the end)

16. Boil tortelli in plenty of salted water for 5 minutes

17. Drain and serve with melted butter and plenty of grated cheese