The word Canederli always makes me think of the English word canoodle. It is often used in fun to describe in a light-hearted innocent sort of way, kissing and a cuddling with your partner. So keep warm this Winter with lots of Canederli and canoodling.
Canederli, serves four
6 day old bread rolls or slices of bread, cubed
250 ml milk
2 eggs, beaten
100g speck or smoked ham
150 g ham chopped
100g grated Parmesan cheese
half an onion, finely sliced and gently cooked in a non stick pan
3 tbsps. flour, to mix
broth made with chicken or vegetables or a good quality stock cube.
Soak the bread in the milk and squeeze out the excess.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and shape into 8 balls.
Put on a saucepan of broth and bring to the boil.
Gently place the Canederli into the broth and simmer gently for about 10-15 minutes.
Make sure they keep their shape.
You can serve them in the broth or gently remove them and serve with sage and melted butter.
This recipe can easily be adapted for Vegetarians and spiced up with some chilli or paprika if you want something a bit more hot.
Buon appetite and happy canoodling.
|Prepare the ingredients|
|Form into balls that will hold their shape while cooking|
|Simmer very gently for about 10.15 minutes|