Christmas isn't too far away and I'm dreaming about a christmas menu. I cant decide which courses I'm going to put into my four exciting menus. On saturday I'm going to show you my four favourite christmas menus including the recipes!
The pumpkin paste squares are a treat for one's buds at autumn-winter time and they're a lot of fun cooking with the whole family. Through the easy technique they're made very quick and they taste gread either you boil them or roast them.
Makes 4 portions.
For the pasta dough:
200 g coarse-grained spelt flour
90 ml water, lukewarm
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 pinch of salt
Give coarse-grained spelt flour and salt into a mixing bowl and mix together. Add water and oil and mix again. Put the dough crumbs on a worktop and knead about 10-15 minutes until the dough is smooth. Put the dough into clear film and in a box and let it rest for about 20-30 mintues while preparing the filling.
For the pumpkin filling:
500 g hokkaido pumpkin (420 g without seeds)
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. water
150 g smoked tofu
1 tbsp. (30 g) almond butter
60 g breadcrumbs, whole spelt
1 tbsp. yeast flakes
nutmeg, paprika spice
Cut pumpkin into stripes and sprinkle with lemon juice and water. Heat up the pumpkin until the water has vaporized. Then add olive oil and roast it. Add onion rings and smoked tofu crumbs and roast everything. Flavour it.
Put the mixture in a mixing bowl and add almond butter, breadcrumbs and yeast flakes. Mix everything together and taste it. Cut sage or put dry sage into mortar and bump it.
Put some flour on your worktop and roll out the pasta dough very thin. If you have a pasta machine you can use this one but it will work with a rolling pin as well. Roll dough out longish and put each 1 tbsp. filling with some space on it. Fold the dough and press the interfaces together. Then simply cut out the pasta squares. Put the squares on a plate with flour and sprinkle with flour and let them rest.
For red cabbage with apple:
600 g red cabbage
100 ml orange juice
laurel, cloves, cinnamon
Slice cabbage fine. Cut onion and apple into cubes. Roast the onions in some olive oil and add apple and red cabbage and base orange juice on it. Flavour it and let it cook on average heat about 10 minutes.
Bake pasta thoroughly with sage in some olive oil or some margarine and serve with red cabbage.
Enjoy your meal!