Daring Cooks June 2012 – Cannelloni with Spinach Ricotta Filling

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This month’s daring cooks challenge was to make cannelloni from scratch, including fresh pasta and sauces. In the US cannelloni is erroneously referred to as manicotti which is actually a pre rolled dinner crepe as opposed pre rolled pasta. However you call it the dish required you to make an egg pasta from scratch, divide… 

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Zucchini Rolls with Ricotta and Slivered Almonds

Yep you guessed it – another roll recipe. This one is probably the easiest of all.  Nothing to cook, just slice, sliver, squeeze and roll.  Don’t even need a toothpick to hold these guys together. Great alternative to a salad or just good for a quick snack. I feel like I always buy ricotta for… 

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Strawberry-Ricotta Cheesecake

I would say this cheesecake stands out from other cheesecakes. It has a completely different flavor – the addition of ricotta being responsible for this. Honestly, some people prefer this to regular cheesecake, others don’t. I think having fresh fruit (specifically strawberries) on hand to serve with this cheesecake is a must. The texture is… 

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Ricotta and Zucchini Galette

This recipe I really love. I have made this 5 times and haven’t gotten any complaints (yet). I made this 3 times alone while I was home for Thanksgiving – mom’s request. The pastry dough comes out incredibly soft and flaky and the ricotta zucchini mixture creates a great filling. The dough itself can be… 

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