2014 Restaurant Guide

Get the latest listings of Australia's best dining establishments on your iPhone.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe this month and receive The Aromatherapy Co's Therapy Kitchen gift pack valued at $79.85 RRP. Offer ends April 20.

Gourmet on your iPad

Download the latest issue of Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Tortelli caramelle

You'll need

  • 100 gm
  • butter, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ bunch
  • sage leaves
  • To serve:
  • finely grated parmesan
  •  
  • Pasta dough
  • 200 gm
  • plain flour
  • 2
  • eggs
  •  
  • Ricotta and spinach filling
  • 75 gm
  • each of English spinach leaves and wild greens
  • 100 gm
  • ricotta
  • 20 gm
  • (1/3 cup) finely grated parmesan
  • 1
  • egg yolk
  • To taste:
  • finely grated nutmeg
  •  
  • Beetroot filling
  • 200 gm
  • roasted beetroot, puréed
  • 100 gm
  • goat’s cheese
  • 50 gm
  • ricotta
  • 20 gm
  • finely grated parmesan

Method

  • 01
  • For the pasta dough, mound the flour and a pinch of salt onto a work surface and make a well in the middle. Add eggs and 1 tbsp of water to the well. Using a fork, beat the eggs and gradually incorporate the flour from the sides of the well. Knead, then using a pasta machine, start at the widest setting and feed dough through the rollers, reducing settings notch by notch and feeding and rolling until dough is translucent. Cut pasta into 5cm x 8cm rectangles using a fluted pastry wheel, then place onto lightly floured trays and cover with a damp cloth to prevent drying out.
  • 02
  • For ricotta and spinach filling, steam spinach and wild greens until wilted, then drain and squeeze out water. Finely chop and transfer to a bowl. Add ricotta, parmesan, egg yolk and season to taste with nutmeg, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 03
  • For beetroot filling, combine all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.
  • 04
  • Place a tablespoon of each, alternating the ricotta and wild greens and beetroot fillings, among each piece of pasta. Delicately roll the long edge of the pasta over the filling and gently pinch the ends so it looks like a lolly or bonbon.
  • 05
  • Bring a saucepan of salted water to boil, add pasta and cook in batches until al dente (3-4 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a warm, lightly oiled bowl.
  • 06
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large frying pan over low-medium heat, add sage and cook for 2 minutes. Add drained pasta and cook until pasta and butter are browned (2-3 minutes). Serve immediately, with parmesan.

“Caramelle (named for its resemblence to lollies) is a dish made for Sunday lunch or special celebrations. It is a tradition of Parma and Piacenza, and each family’s recipe has its own secret or variation. Seasonal wild greens (erbette – which can include edible greens from the fields such as nettle and cress) can be used instead of spinach.”

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
  • 30 min preparation
  • 15 min cooking (plus resting)
Win
a Mothers' Day treat!

Win a Trentham Tucker and Breville prize pack valued at over $2,000 in our Mother's Day giveaway.

Read More
Win
a trip to New Zealand!

Win a luxury weekend for two in Queenstown valued at more than $20,000 thanks to Matakauri Lodge.

Enter now
Gourmet TV

Check out our video section for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
  • 30 min preparation
  • 15 min cooking (plus resting)

Drink Suggestion

Ortrugo or pinot grigio.

You might also like...

Adriano Zumbo: Rice pudding trifle with saffron jelly and mango and mint salsa

recipes

Adriano Zumbo: Passionfruit, lychee and coconut buche de Noel

Adriano Zumbo: Cranberry-rosemary Florentine bars

recipes

Adriano Zumbo: Candy cane macarons

David Thompson: Green papaya salad (Som dtam malakor)

recipes

David Thompson: Charred rice noodles and chicken with thickened “gravy” (Raat nar gai)

David Thompson: Stir-fried minced beef with chillies and holy basil (Neua pat bai grapao)

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.