BIG TONI’S ITALIAN KITCHEN

 Crispelle with tomato, mozzarella and prosciutto.       Oct 2017

Crispelle, Italian pancake cake.

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For a cake to feed 6 people:

Crepe Recipe

  •     300ml milk
  •     3 eggs
  •     teaspoon salt
  •     butter for crepe pan
  •     Enough plain flour to make a double cream like consistancy

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Tomato Sauce

  •     1 tin 400g Italian tomatoes 
  •     3 cloves garlic crushed
  •     3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •     salt, 1/4 teaspoon of sugar

    

For the Filling

  •     2 fresh mozzarella balls the best you can get
  •     prosciutto thinly sliced (6-8 slices)
  •     The tomato sauce
  •     parmiggiano-reggiano

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How to make:

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Place first crepe in a  buttered 10’ cake tin or backing dish. Layer with 

1 tablespoon tomato sauce, mozzarella and prosciutto. 

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You will be making up to 8 layers, so go sparingly with the cheese. Sprinkle some parmiggiano-reggiano on each layer, but don’t go over the top.

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Once you have used up all the goodies and you will have a dish with 6 to 8 layers of pancakes, cheese, tomato sauce and prosciutto.

Top with a sprinkle of parmiggiano-reggiano

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Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

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Once cooked serve, sliced like a cake.

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Crispelle: how to make:

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Add flour gradually to milk. Through a sieve.

Add eggs one at a time, beating. Add salt.

Butter a frying pan.

Cook until just golden remove from pan and keep warm.

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Tomato Sauce: how to make:

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Take the tomato Sauté garlic in olive oil, remove. 

Add tomatoes, salt, and sugar and cook until liquid is reduced and the tomato separates from the oil about 15 to 20 minutes.

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