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Swallow’s nests, the Romagna recipe

Swallow's nests

Directly from the Romagna tradition, the swallow’s nests will be a very tasty first course to bring to the table on Sunday for lunch.

Romagnoli swallow nests are a typical, delicious and beautiful first course to look at. These take on the appearance of many small roses, made with a pastry that you will prepare with your own hands. Do not worry, the preparation will not be as difficult as it may seem … but it certainly won’t be a light recipe! Occasionally it is good to indulge in some culinary pleasure that will stray from your diet, especially if preparing them will be simple and will require few ingredients: butter, cheese, cooked ham and a delicious egg pasta. The swallow’s nests are perfect for Sunday lunch … friends and relatives can only congratulate you!

Let’s go and find out how swallow’s nests are made.

Swallow's nests
Swallow’s nests

Preparation of the recipe of the swallow’s nests in the oven

  1. First, start preparing the swallow’s nest pasta: take a bowl and mix the flour with the egg and let it rest for half an hour .
  2. Transfer the dough to a work surface and roll it out with a 3 mm rolling pin. Cut the pastry into 20 cm long rectangles and boil in salted water for 5 minutes .
  3. For the bechamel, take a mixer and blend the milk, nutmeg and corn starch. Separately, melt the butter in a pan and then add the blended mixture and mix.
  4. Put the pastry back on a work surface and cover it with a slice of cooked ham and a slice of Emmenthal. Roll and cut the 3 cm swivels .
  5. Take an oiled pan and pour the béchamel. Place the swallow nests next to each other and add a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven at 200 ° C for 20 minutes .
  7. Remove from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes and serve to your diners!

You can add the mushrooms to the seasonings: wash them, clean them and fry them in a pan for 10 minutes with a knob of butter and a clove of garlic. Salt, pepper and finally remove the garlic. Add the cooked mushrooms to the seasoning of the swallow’s nests before rolling them. Alternatively, try stuffing this dish with a vegetable mix for a vegetarian version !


Store in the refrigerator for two days , covered with cling film.

If you liked this recipe, you might also like the baked spinach nests with eggs .

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