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Baked spinach & ricotta crepes

Method

  • Whisk the milk with 2 eggs, the sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
  • Then add the flour, little by little, continually whisking until smooth. Set aside for 30 mins.
  • Place the spinach in a colander on top of a bowl and pour boiling water over. Drain well, squeeze out any extra moisture and then chop.
  • When ready, preheat oven to 180°C fan forced (200°C normal).
  • Gently melt the butter in a small non-stick pan. Then whisk this into the batter and cook the crepes, one at a time.
  • Combine the ricotta with the chopped spinach, 1 cup grated parmesan, the breadcrumbs, parsley and seasonings using a wooden spoon until well combined, adding an egg if too dry.
  • Spread a little tomato cooking sauce into the base of an oven dish. Place a crepe on the workbench, spoon a mound of the filling along the centre right to the edge and roll up. Place in the oven dish. Repeat the process with the remaining crepes, packing tightly.
  • Then spread more tomato sauce over the top, sprinkle with extra parmesan, plenty of gruyere and a little cream. Cook in the oven for about 20 mins, covering with kitchen foil if browning too much.
  • Serve with a simple green salad on the side.

Ingredients

  • 180 ml milk
  • 2-3 large eggs
  • a pinch of sugar
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 145 gm plain flour
  • 4 good handfuls baby spinach leaves, washed well & stalks removed
  • a good knob of butter
  • 750 gm fresh ricotta, drained well
  • 1½ cups freshly grated parmesan
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Italian tomato cooking sauce
  • ½ cup freshly grated gruyere
  • cream

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