Updated: Mar 21, 2019
Here it is: the no limits eating contest a.k.a. Christmas holidays! Together with family and friends gatherings, this time of the year represents the unmissable chance to stuff yourself like a turkey - to survive till the end of the winter (and enrich the fitness industry 'cause of your new year's resolutions). Let's indulge together in delicious gluten free Christmas recipes!
I previously posted a recipe of a typical Christmas cake from my region, but today is the time to talk about another great way to entertain your guests and your stomach: rustico gluten free or gluten free pie!
Rustico looks like a pie and is made of gluten free soft shortcrust (pasta brisée). You can decide to fill the form with different ingredients, depending on your diet and taste. I chose a mix of cheese, vegetables and meet to make it complete.
Here a sequence of the steps I took:
- 1 pack of Buitoni pasta brisée - or another type of fresh soft shortcrust
- 400 grams of ricotta cheese
- 200 grams of boiled spinach
- 1 egg
- 150 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 slices of ham
- 1 mozzarella cheese
Mix the ricotta cheese with the spinach in a bowl. Add the egg, the grated Parmesan cheese and, finally, cut the slice of ham into little pieces to complete the mix.
In a low pie stamp, roll the soft shortcrust and pierce it with a fork. Fill the stamp with the ricotta mix you made and then fold the edges of the extra shortcrust towards the inside of the pie.
Finally, add the mozzarella cheese cut into slice on top and put the pie in the oven at a temperature of 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
The result should be something like this:
Merry Christmas from The Gluten Freelancer!