A sformato is a molded dish from Italy, typically made with beaten eggs, and falling texturally midway between souffle and flan. It can be sweet or savory.
Ingredients2 pounds roasted butternut or acorn squash puree (halve, seed and roast the squash till tender, then force through a food mill or sieve) 2 eggs 1 tablespoon grated grana padano parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 1 cup whipping cream Sea salt and black pepper-to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter eight 4-ounce ovenproof ramekins.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Adjust the seasoning with sea salt and black pepper. Pour the mixture to almost the top of the buttered ramekins.
- Place in a baking pan with water to come about halfway up the sides, cover and bake for 30 minutes or until the mixture is set and cooked through. Let rest a few moments, unmold and serve.