Spinach and basil dumplings with pumpkin sauce and crispy Speck

Course: starter
Style: traditional
Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time: 60 min.
Created by: Stefano Cavada

     

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  Spinach and basil dumplings with pumpkin sauce and crispy Speck



30 g chopped onion
45 g boiled spinach, chopped (100 g fresh spinach)
5 g basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 egg
25 ml milk
15 g grey cheese
½ tablespoon spelt flour
75 g spelt bread for the dumplings (or stale bread cut into cubes)
½ pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

100 g pumpkin, cleaned and cubed
50 ml vegetable stock
Mixed herbs to taste
50 g Speck, cubed
Extra virgin olive oil

60 g chopped onion
90 g boiled spinach, chopped (200 g fresh spinach)
10 g basil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 eggs
50 ml milk
30 g grey cheese
1 tablespoon spelt flour
150 g spelt bread for the dumplings (or stale bread cut into cubes)
1 pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

200 g pumpkin, cleaned and cubed
100 ml vegetable stock
Mixed herbs to taste
100 g Speck, cubed
Extra virgin olive oil

120 g chopped onion
180 g boiled spinach, chopped (400 g fresh spinach)
20 g basil
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 eggs
100 ml milk
60 g grey cheese
2 tablespoons spelt flour
300 g spelt bread for the dumplings (or stale bread cut into cubes)
2 pinches of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

400 g pumpkin, cleaned and cubed
200 ml vegetable stock
Mixed herbs to taste
200 g Speck, cubed
Extra virgin olive oil

 

Preparation

Sauté the onion in 2 tablespoons of oil until golden brown. Chop the spinach and basil and mix with the bread, onion, eggs, milk, grey cheese, spelt flour, salt and nutmeg. Let the dough stand for half an hour. Meanwhile put the pumpkin and broth into a pan and simmer for 20 minutes. Blend and season with the herbs. Brown the Speck cubes with a little oil. Divide the dough into 8 and form into dumplings. Cook in boiling water over a low heat for 20 minutes. Serve by first putting a little pumpkin sauce onto the plate, then add the dumplings and Speck cubes.

 

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