Complex, savoury and supremely versatile, this famous Italian hard cheese is a must for your festive entertaining
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Savoury Pumpkin Grana Padano Cupcakes
250g all-purpose flour
150g Grana Padano
250ml whole milk
1 bunch rosemary
Extra virgin olive oil
½ packet of yeast for savoury baking
Cut the pumpkin into chunks and cook it in a non-stick pan with chopped shallot, rosemary and a drizzle of extra virgin oil. Purée the cooked pumpkin, transfer it to a bowl and add a pinch of salt, beaten eggs, the flour and yeast, sifted, 50g of finely grated Grana Padano and 50ml of milk, stirring together well until the mixture is soft and creamy. Fill the muffin tins 2/3 o the way and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20-25 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the topping by bringing 200ml of milk almost to a boil, remove from the heat, add 100g of grated Grana Padano and stir well until the mixture is creamy, soft and smooth. Serve the cupcakes topped with the creamy Grana Padano topping and fresh herbs.
Mini Smoked Salmon And Grana Padano 'Gatto' (Pies)
1tbsp olive oil
200g Fior di Latte mozzarella, chopped
100g Grana Padano Riserva, grated
500g potato (or 400g pre-prepared mashed potatoes)
100ml whole milk
A pinch of nutmeg
150g smoked salmon, chopped
Boil the potatoes in salted walter for around 10-15 minutes until soft and then drain the water and mash them with the mil,. Then add half the Grana Padano and nutmeg to make a smooth purée. Grease 12 small oven-proof bowls or ramekins with half the butter and line them completely with half the breadcrumbs. Spread half (or more) of the mashed potato in to the bowls and then add the mozzarella, Grana Padano and smoked salmon (keep some for decoration). Top with the remaining mashed potatoes then even it out so that the surface is nice and flat. Sprinkle the bowls with the rest of the breadcrumbs and add a little butter to the top of the breadcrumbs to help the breadcrumbs brown. Bake in an oven (at 180°C) for about 10 minutes. Top with the remaining fresh smoked salmon and chopped chives to serve.
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Puff Pastry Christmas Trees with Ham and Grana Padano
1 roll of rectangular puff pastry
100g Grana Padano, grated
Roll out the puff pastry and sprinkle with half the grated Grana Padano. Lay the slices of ham on the top and cut lots of strips, each 2cm thick, using a knife. Fold the strips back and forward, then secure with a skewer to form a Christmas tree shape, placing them on an oven tray covered in baking paper. Brush the trees with a beaten egg, spring with grated Grana Padano and cook in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 15 minutes until baked and golden brown. Leave to cool slightly and serve as a Christmas starter.