A very tasty and creamy vegetarian and gluten-free dish that is ideal for autumn: radicchio and coffee lasagna is a speciality worth discovering. You will find the recipe below.
Coffee adds a unique and original flavour even to the most traditional dishes: it enhances the chocolate flavour in cakes and marries beautifully with cream cheese and milk. If you are curious to test yourself in the kitchen, here is the radicchio and coffee lasagna recipe— a vegetarian and gluten-free alternative to meet all needs.
To prepare the dough of this deliciously light lasagna, you will need:
- 270 gr of gluten-free flour or a ready-made mix of gluten-free flours
- 30 finely ground coffee beans
- 3 eggs
- 20 ml of water
For the filling, you will need:
- 1 shallot
- 1 head of Radicchio di Treviso Precoce (early harvest)
- 30 gr of butter
- extra-virgin olive oil
- white wine
- 60 gr of butter
- 60 gr of rice flour
- 500 ml of milk
- 100 gr of Gruyere cheese
- black pepper
- almond flakes
- Parmesan cheese
How to make the noodles
To prepare the noodles, mix the flour, eggs and water, then add the finely ground coffee beans. You will obtain a slightly brown and fragrant dough. To increase its aroma, you can also add some orange zest. When it is ready, you can roll out the dough into not-too-thin noodles.
How to make the filling
To make the filling, brown the chopped shallot in a spoon of butter with the radicchio, after washing it well and slivering it in slices of approx. 1 cm. Add a dash of white wine, a little salt and let simmer for a few minutes until the radicchio is cooked and add some fresh thyme. Now start melting the butter to prepare the sauce. Then add the sifted flour and stir well until you obtain a thick and even mixture. Add the milk a little at a time, some pepper, nutmeg and the small pieces of Gruyere cheese.
To assemble the lasagna, first spread a spoon of sauce on the bottom of the dish. Arrange one layer of lasagna noodles over the sauce, then spread some more sauce and the radicchio with the shallot. Continue like this until you finish all the ingredients and end with an abundant layer of sauce and sprinkle it with grated Parmesan cheese and almond flakes. Bake at 180°C for 25 minutes or until the cheese on top becomes a delicious golden brown.
You will be amazed by the delicate and unique taste of this lasagna. Enjoy it with a good glass of sparkling prosecco. To choose the best coffee selection to make this dish, remember to visit our online store