Sunday, October 21, 2012

Apples and Taleggio

With the abundancy of apples in our garden, the only thing to do except trying to find a way to give them away, is of course to eat them ourselves. For not going to traditional, this weekend we have combined apples with taleggio (an italian cheese from nearby Milano) in two different dishes: a risotto and pizza.
Ingredients for two people that eat a lot:

  • 5 fists of arborio rice 
  • 750 ml of vegetable broth
  • 2 apples
  • 100 gr of taleggio
  • 40 gr of butter
  • a bit of olive oil
  • a yellow onion
  • one glass of white wine
The procedure is basically the same as always: warm up 20 gr of butter, light fry the finely chomped onion and then add the rice for toasting it. Pout the wine over and then cook the rice with the broth.

The rice is cooking
After 10 minutes of cooking the rice with the broth, add the apples that have been sliced in little cubes.

We add the apples
Meanwhile, we cut the taleggio in small cubes and when the rice is ready we remove the pot from the heat and let it rest one minute or two. Then we add the cheese and the remaining butter.
Mix everything carefully until both the butter and the cheese are properly melted.
Mix the risotto for the final touch
Serve it with a bit of grated parmesan cheese for the most cheesy people, a tiny decoration of parsley for the ones that care about presentation or a little shower of black pepper for the spicy ones.
The risotto is ready!

  • The usual dough + mozzarella + tomato sauce
  • One apple
  • 100 gr of taleggio
After preparing the dough and put the tomato sauce and the mozzarella on top, as usual, add the sliced apple and the sliced taleggio. 

Ready to be cooked!
Let it cook for 15-20 minutes in 180 degrees warm oven (or until the cheese is melted and the pizza is golden).

Take it out of the oven, and make sure that you are not one hour later respect to your daughter schedule. She will eat you alive with the pizza ;)

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  1. I will definitely try the risotto. Just need to find a good replacement for Taleggio here in Israel...

  2. Somebody would use Fontina. Better luck with that?


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