Since I had the other half of the pumpkin from the last risotto, i decided to make an experiment and use it to make a quiche. It actually turned out pretty good the first day, and even better the days after so.. I decided to post it here.
Ingredients:For a cake.
- 1 roll of French Pastry
- 14 Oz of Pumpkin
- 17 Oz of Ricotta
- 1 Radicchio
- 0.4 Oz of Parmigiano
Place some olive oil to heat with a slice of garlic (garlic is totally optional) (1), then take radicchio, clean it and cut it in pices (2). In the picture i cut it rough, but i found out it’s much better if it’s finely cut, otherwise it will be difficult to eat later. Remove the garlic and place radicchio in the pot, lower the heat to minimum, then cover with a lid (3). Let it cook and mix it from time to time to avoid the lower part to burn.
Meanwhile clean and cut the pumpkin (3-4), remove the green skin, and cut it in 0.4 inces dice.
Wait until radicchio is stewed, and if you like acidity (i do, to compensate the sweet of the pumpkin) simmer with a glass of white wine or vinegar until reduced at high heat (6). Remove the Radicchio and place the pumpkin. Roast it a little at high heat (7), then cover with vegetable broth (8), and cover with a lid. Cook until the dice of pumpkin starts to melt a little and the broth becomes creamy. Make it reduce, and try to save most of the dices intact. Place everything in a bowl and wait until it cools down (9).
Mix ricotta with pumpkin slowly (10), trying not to break all dices, then add some nutmeg and the parmesan (11). Taste and adjust of salt accordingly to your tastes. Remember you’ll also have radicchio.
Place the french pastry in a rounded baking tray, give it the form of a cake (12) and then place a first layer of pumpkin (13). Add the radicchio as a middle layer (14) then cover with the rest of the pumpkin (15). Try to press the second layer on the radicchio to fill all the holes.
Cook for 30 minutes, or as much as needed for the french paste to cook, and the inner side to get hot.
I’m very curious to know what you think about this. Please leave a comment if you tried it.