Salted babà with almond cream and parmesan Garland of cotechino bread

I prepare salty babà with almond cream and parmesan if you want to surprise with a truly original snack. The preparation of this savory version of one of the most famous Neapolitan sweets it is quite elaborate, but the result will pay off.

Although it is a salty snack, the dough contains sugar, which will create a pleasant one. taste contrast with parmesan cream. In addition, sugar is also an activator capable of facilitate the lifting process.

When preparing the Parmesan cream, so that it does not form lumps and remains smooth and homogeneous, always remember to mix it fairly quickly, removing it from the heat for a few moments if necessary. Heat, in fact, facilitates the formation of thickening.

also the cream should always be covered with a film while it is cooling, in order to avoid the formation of that hard patina on the surface which would ruin the consistency.

Execution
difficult
Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time

20 mins

Rise time

2h

Rest time

40 minutes

Portions

4

How to prepare: Salted babà with almond cream and parmesan

Preparation of salted Babà with almond cream and parmesan - Phase 1

Preparation of salted Babà with almond cream and parmesan - Phase 1

To prepare the salty babà with almond cream and Parmesan, mix the sugar with the flour and start kneading. Add the yeast dissolved in a small amount of milk at room temperature and add the rest of the milk. Also add the eggs, one at a time. Add the butter to the cream and continue kneading until the dough is smooth and homogeneous. Close with salt. Let stand for about 40 minutes.

Preparation of salted babà with almond cream and parmesan - Phase 2

Preparation of salted babà with almond cream and parmesan - Phase 2

Divide the dough into portions of about 50 g and fill the greased and floured baba molds about 1/3 full. Sprinkle with Parmesan and let rise until the volume of dough has doubled (about a few hours). Bake at 170 ° C for about 20 minutes. Take out of the oven, let cool and delicately unmold. Let the babas cool completely on a rack covered with a clean cloth.

Preparation of salted Babà with almond and parmesan cream - Phase 3

Preparation of salted Babà with almond and parmesan cream - Phase 3

Devote yourself to the cream. In a saucepan, combine the eggs with the salt using a wooden spoon. Add the flour, mix and add the hot milk and cream. Place on the heat and boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Off the heat, add the cheese and continue to stir. Cover with cling film and let cool completely.

Preparation of salted Babà with almond cream and parmesan - Phase 4

Preparation of salted Babà with almond cream and parmesan - Phase 4

Using a pastry bag, stuff the babà cut in half. Finish with the lightly toasted flaked almonds at the bottom of a non-stick pan and with freshly whipped pepper. The salted babas with almond cream and Parmesan cheese are ready to be served.

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