We see them advertised on television and sold in supermarkets. They are quick to cook and kids just love them. Sometimes they aren’t that full and it feels like you’re not getting your money’s worth… apart from the fact that you are never sure of what’s in them! So, why not prepare them at home?
Perfect as a main course or side dish, even better if accompanied by vegetables, homemade sofficini are easy to prepare. Making this dish at home will allow you to enjoy a healthy product, prepared without using preservatives. Not to mention that sofficini can also prove to be an excellent stratagem to convince children to eat vegetables that they often do not want to hear.
So let’s see, step by step, the recipe for preparing sofficini at home:
INGREDIENTS FOR MIX
- 200 gr of flour
- 300 ml of milk
- 50 g of butter
- ½ teaspoon of salt
INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING
- 140 gr of mozzarella
- 100 ml of tomato sauce
- 1 Egg
- Bread crumbs
- Frying oil
- First, pour the milk in a saucepan, add the butter, a pinch of salt and heat it all. Without bringing to a boil, turn off the heat and add the flour. Stir until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
- Allow the mixture to cool down a bit and then transfer it to a floured shelf, knead and let it cool.
- Meanwhile, prepare the filling by cooking the tomato sauce with the aromas and a little oil and cut the mozzarella into small cubes. Remember, you can vary the filling to your liking with any other ingredient that you wish, from fish to vegetables.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin, cut the dough to circles in order to recreate the classic shape of sofficini, spread the filling and then close the dough.
- Once the sofficini are made, dip them first in the beaten egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Heat the oil in a pan and fry them until they are golden. As an alternative to frying, cook the homemade sofficini in the oven. Serve them still hot.