Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Sweet & Savoury Sundays: Baked Pasta Roll Ups & Apple Cake

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sweet & Savoury Sundays: Baked Pasta Roll Ups & Apple Cake

You Will Need:

*Fresh egg lasagne sheets
*Reduced fat mozarella
*150g Reduced fat cheddar 
*1 tub ricotta cheese
*Chopped tomatoes
*Chilli flakes
*Black pepper

1) Prepare pasta by boiling until al dente - drain and put to one side

2) Mix tomatoes with a tablespoon of chilli flakes - spoon the tomato mix into the bottom of two small baking dishes

3) Mix ricotta cheese in a seperate bowl with a couple of handfuls of spinach and a pinch of black pepper - combine well.

4) Take one sheet of pasta at a time and lay flat on a chopping board - take 1-2 spoonfuls of the mixture and spread evenly over the pasta sheet

5)Roll up the pasta sheet and then cut into 3 or 4 small rolls

6) Place rolls longways into the dishes with the tomato mix at the bottom - space evenly

7) Cover with sliced mozarella and sprinkle with grated cheddar

8) Bake in a pre-heated oven at approx 200 for around 20 minutes or until cheese bubbles

You Will Need:

255g (8 oz) self raising flour
1 pinch ground cinnamon
255g (9 oz) soft brown muscovado sugar
4 eggs
200ml (8 fl oz) vegetable oil
300g (11 oz) apples - peeled, cored and diced
A handful of apple slices to decorate
100ml Pure Apple Juice
Icing sugar to decorate

1)Preheat the oven to 180 C and Grease a 12x8 in cake tin or line with baking parchment.

2)Sieve the flour and cinnamon into a bowl and mix in the sugar. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, apple juice and the oil. Mix until smooth then add the apples - retaining the sliced -  Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin. Place sliced apple on surface of mix.

3)Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 200 degrees until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely before turning out to serve and dusting with icing sugar.

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  1. Yummy, these look so delicious. Abi & Sophia love spinach & ricotta so will have to try your recipe for these xxx

  2. Love spinach and ricotta. I think the kids will love too

  3. Omg Hayley they both look delicious! I'm definitely going to give these a try, thanks for sharing the recipes :) xx


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