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Finocchio Con Latte Al Forno (Fennel baked in milk)

Upgrade your side dishes with this creamy and tasty Italian-inspired fennel recipe.

How long will it take?

1 hour

What’s the serving size?

Serves 4 to 6


What do I need?

  • 3 medium fennel bulbs
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan

How do I make it?

  1. Heat oven to 200C.
  2. Remove outer layer of fennel. Halve bulbs lengthwise and cut into 2 centimetre wedges.
  3. Combine milk, fennel and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and cook stirring occasionally, until fennel is just tender, 30-45 minutes. Add fennel seeds and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fennel to an oven-proof dish; pour 1 cup of the milk mixture over fennel. Sprinkle with parmesan, dot with remaining butter and bake until golden brown and bubbly, around 20 minutes.

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