Thursday, June 14, 2012

Daring Kitchen - Canneloni

Blog-checking lines: Manu from Manu’s Menu was our Daring Cooks lovely June hostess and has challenged us to make traditional Italian cannelloni from scratch! We were taught how to make the pasta, filling, and sauces shared with us from her own and her family’s treasured recipes!



Having made pasta once before for another Daring Kitchen Challenge, I was not freaked out by the idea of making home made Canneloni.  I dove right into it one Sunday afternoon and had it all ready to go in no time. I'm not a huge fan of tomato sauce, so I'm all for any pasta dish that is made with Béchamel sauce.  It has such a fancy name for being just flour and butter with a hint of nutmeg.

I kept things simple and traditional and made a spinach and ricotta cheese filling.
 
I like to have friends over to enjoy my challenges (or not as is sometimes the case!) but the timing of this challenge just didn't work out.  So I'm going to make it again this weekend!  My Mom arrives on Friday and we are having 2 other couples over for dinner.  So I will be making cannelloni for 7 this time....with a twist.  One of our friends has Celiac Disease, so I will be making a batch of Gluten Free Pasta.  I found a recipe from Gluten Free Girl that has some good comments and looks pretty yummy.  Here's hoping!
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