Baked Cheese Penne (Firinda Peynirli Kalem Makarna)
1 cup ricotta/ feta cheese
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
1 cup milk
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste
Cook Penne in salty water according to the instructions on the package (for about 8-10 minutes). Wash under cold water and drain.
Beat eggs in a large bowl. Leave ½ cup of shredded mozzarella for top and mix the rest of the ingredients with the eggs. Gently stir this mixture in cooked Penne. Take it over a greased Pyrex or oven tray. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded mozzarella. Preheat the oven to 200 C and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until it turns lightly brown.
By Hayriye Cetin Karaca ( www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com )