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Ring of Plenty/Cerchio di Abbondanza (using shell macaroni, baked with Caciocavallo cheese, milk and eggs)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Taken from "The Complete Italian Cook Book: LA CUCINA" by Rose L. Sorce (Grosset & Dunlap, 1953)

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1/2 pound shell macaroni

2 cups breadcrumbs
1 small can pimentos
1 cup Caciocavallo cheese, diced
1/2 cup parsley, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups milk, scalded
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
5 tablespoons olive oil


Cook macaroni shells in boiling, salted water until tender; drain.

Combine shells with cheese, parsley, pimentos, onion, salt, pepper, milk and oil; blend in eggs, pour into an oiled ring mold, and set mold in a pan of hot water.

Bake about 40 minutes in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.).

To serve, unmold on a serving dish and fill center with creamed vegetables.

Serves 8.


This recipe was taken from "The Complete Italian Cook Book: La Cucina" by Rose L. Sorce. It was published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1953. For the entire copyright-free cookbook see www.archive.org.... Image -- Berthe Morisot: Cache-cache, 1873.

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