Friday, December 26, 2008

Bowled Over

The lacy thing you see on the left is a bowl made of parmesan cheese. A bowl! Made of cheese!

Clementine loved making these. And eating them, too.

The ingredient list is short:

Reggiano Parmesan cheese

And they take about 5 minutes to make.

Heat the oven to 350.

Pour a measured 1/4 cup of coarsely grated Reggiano Parmesan cheese on a non-stick baking sheet. Spread it out to form a circle 6 inches in diameter. Make up to 4 at a time.

Put them in the oven and watch till they melt and start to brown at the edges. Watching the circles is a great kid job. When they are just browning at the edges take the tray out of the oven.

Ok, this is the only tricky bit. You've got to get them off the tray after they are so hot and gooey they fall apart and before they are so cool and hard they won't bend.

So let the cheese circles cool for about a minute until with a thin spatula you can lift them off the tray.

Drape them over the bottom of a narrow glass and let cool.

Voila! Bowls made of cheese.

We filled them with orzo sprinkled with chopped parsley.
Eat the bowl and its contents together.

The recipe is from this book:

1 comment:

gina said...

The final product sure sounds yummy!