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Video: Stuffed Pumpkin Flowers And Pizza With Pumpkin Flowers
Tromba D'Albenga (Albenga Pipes)
Two recipes from the long-fruited Italian Tromba D'Albenga (Albenga Pipes) butternut squash, named for its original shape, reminiscent of a musical horn. The variety is distinguished by excellent taste and amazing huge flowers, similar to gramophones.
In Italy, the flowers of this pumpkin, like the flowers of similar varieties, are used to prepare delicious dishes. Here is how our author Elena Kulishenko, who lives near Rome, tells about these culinary delights:
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Filling a flower with components
Stuffed pumpkin flowers
“For this dish, you need to collect (or buy - in Italy pumpkin flowers for these dishes are sold in vegetable shops) in the morning or in the evening the male pumpkin flowers that have not yet opened, rinse them under running water, cut off the green sepals and stems.
Then cut along the flower, remove the stamens, put a salted sprat and a piece of soft cheese like "mozzarella" inside, carefully close and dip the filled flower in batter. Fry in boiling sunflower oil for about 3 to 5 minutes to melt the cheese well.
Pizza with pumpkin flowers
Pumpkin Blossom Pizza Recipe
I make the pizza myself, in a conventional oven. It needs yeast dough, it should be soft and elastic. I roll it into a thin layer. On it I put grated soft cheese, better "mozzarella", and pumpkin flowers, cut into pieces.
Then you need to sprinkle everything with olive oil - and into the oven. The taste and aroma of this pizza is extraordinary!"
Read ← Varieties and cultivation of butternut pumpkins