Cannelloni are a cylindrical type of pasta generally served with a filling and covered by a sauce. They are rolled into a cylinder, a morphology that inspires the Italian name, meaning “gutter”.
Karen Pérez has prepared a special version of vegetarian cannelloni, including as an ingredient the tree of life: Moringa. Discover how to prepare them.
For the cannelloni:
- 220 g wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 l milk
- 30 g melted butter
- 10-15 g Moringa powder
For the vegetable filling:
- 2 carrots
- 1 onion
- 1 red pepper
- 60 g aubergine skin
- Salt (required amount)
- Extra virgin olive oil (quantity needed)
For the red sauce:
- 200 g tomato puree
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- Half an onion diced
- 2 tomatoes
For the cannelloni: Mix the milk well with the flour and the Moringa. Incorporate the eggs and beat. Add the butter and continue beating. Add salt and place in the refrigerator about 20 minutes. Cooking. Preheat a frying pan over low heat, butter the inside, and put in some of the mixture and cook without letting it brown.
For the vegetable filling: Cut the vegetables in strips. Heat the pan with the olive oil and fry in this order: onion, carrots, red pepper and aubergine skin. Add salt and put to one side.
For the red sauce: Peel the 2 tomatoes and cut them into large pieces. Heat the oil and sauté the onion. Stir in the finely chopped garlic. Add the tomato puree, the bay leaf, salt and reduce.
Preheat oven to 180 ºC. Take a sheet of dough and add a little filling just below an imaginary centre. Roll up and fold in the ends. Repeat the operation until the dough and filling are finished. Place the cannelloni in a baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and add the sauce leaving a little for decoration. Serve hot. Place a spoonful of sauce at the bottom of a dish and the cannelloni on top. As an optional, decorate the cannelloni with a couple of strips of red pepper and carrot in cubes.
Note 1: you can add a little more Moringa to the filling, without overdoing it.
Note 2: mincemeat can also be used in the filling.
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