Thursday, March 17, 2011
Ham and Cheese Canneloni
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 large egg
8 egg-roll wrappers (available in the refrigerated section)
8 slices deli ham
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Use whole milk instead of heavy cream; and skim-milk ricotta and low-fat mozzarella in place of whole-milk cheeses.
Preheat the oven to 400°. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream and cook, stirring continuously, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Set the cream sauce aside; then stir in the salt. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta and mozzarella and the egg. Spread a thin layer of the cream sauce (about 11/2 cups) in the bottom of a 9-by-9-inch baking dish. Arrange an egg-roll wrapper on a work surface. Spread 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture over the wrapper, cover with a slice of ham, then roll up to form a log, jelly-roll style. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and place the cannelloni, seam side down, in a single layer in the baking dish. Spoon the remaining cream sauce over the cannelloni, top with the Parmigiano-Reggiano and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.
recipe source: rachael ray