Fiori Di Zucca Ripieni ~ Filled Zucchini Flowers





Introduction: Fiori Di Zucca Ripieni ~ Filled Zucchini Flowers

Childhood memories.... back to my first time eating Fiori di Zucca.

It was a hot summer in Italy, at my mothers family home. She cut the flowers of the zucchini plants in their garden and I was shocked. Now the plants will not be able to make zucchini. But my mother reassured me that we will eat something really special.

And special it was!

Since then I was trying to find the flowers, but in Asia they are almost nonexistent or so very expensive.

But now, on my holiday in Europe I found them on the market. I filled and baked them ... and it is no wonder, that there were no leftovers! My sister helped to get rid of them and we were wallowing in memories.

Step 1:

There are two different flowers, the female and the male. The female one has a little zucchini at the end of the flower, the male one doesn't. I used the male flower.

First you have to wash the flowers very carefully and remove the pointy pieces at the end of the flowers.

Step 2:

For the filling:
100 g Cream Cheese
100 g Ricotta
100 g Herb Cream Cheese
1 Egg
1/2 bunch Parsley
some Oregano
50 g grated Parmesan

mix all ingredients together and fill into a piping-bag.
Then pipe some of this into the flowers and fold the tips over to close the flower.

Step 3:

Put them into a greased ovenproof dish and bake at 180 C for 20-30 minutes. Serve hot.



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    This can be done with the blossoms from pumpkins as well!

    I love love love! this! I am going to do this when I find the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing!


    I have always found these very difficult to do, but your photos have made them look easy...will try again.

    Just organize yourself and it will be very easy!

    Pane,what's your job?If you don't mind telling.Your instructables,your website..everything is so fantastic,how did you find time to do it?:D

    I am a housewife, handicraft teacher and cooking instructor.And my website is my big hobby!!

    Can I have your email address?
    Best Regards

    Thanks,noteddddd.......because here in China,pumpkin flowers are easily available. :D

    Oh you live in China too?? Where, if I may ask??

    :D,yes,I am a chinese,now working in guangzhou.Where do you live?