Ravioli Al Uovo Recipe
One fun "behind the scene" fact is that these photos aren't actually taken at our place, but at a fellow food blogger's home Michelle (over at The Tiffin Box). Addie was cat sitting at her place for a bit that summer (thanks Michelle for the gorgeous table and plates that show up in these photos).
here) for making these as the heritage eggs not only lend the dish their gorgeous golden yolk but make each bite taste wholesomely good.
- One ball of Beyond Umami's homemade pasta dough (with a handy Ratio Calculator for Eggs to Flour that Dan made)
- Egg yolks (1 per ravioli)
- 1-2 cups of Ricotta cheese (1 small tub)
- 1 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- freshly grated pecorino romano
- Scoop about 1 cup of ricotta cheese into a bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice from half a lemon into the ricotta. Add freshly cracked pepper and salt. You want the ricotta mixture to be slightly on the tart side (a bit more sour than you like). That way, the flavour of the ricotta will come through after being cooked.
- Separate a large piece of dough from the main ball of dough and wrap the rest up in food wrap. Roll the piece out on the pasta maker. In these photos we rolled the dough out to the second thinest setting which on our pasta machine is a "5". If you roll the pasta dough out to 5, be sure to adequately flour your surfaces as well as the pasta sheets. Work quickly so that the pasta sheets will not dry out. Make two equal sheets of pasta. Liberally flour each side of dough including the surface you are working on.
- Spoon one heaping tablespoon of ricotta onto the pasta sheet and create a well in the middle of the filling. For this particular example, the pasta sheet was long enough to fit 3 large raviolis. Separate an egg yolk into a small bowl and gently transfer the yolk onto the ricotta; being careful to not break the yolk. Only separate egg yolks when you are ready to use them, otherwise the yolk will dry out and break. Also, it's important that you lay your sheet on a well-floured surface because the ricotta is wet and will begin soaking through the sheet and can stick to your work surface making it very difficult to lift later on.
- Gently brush water around the filling. Dipping a finger in water and brushing the pasta sheet can work as well.
- Quickly lay the second sheet of pasta on top (In this picture they had folded the end piece back on top. Either method will work).
- Make a firm cut to separate each piece. Be careful to not puncture the pockets.
- Using a fork crimp the edges of the ravioli al uovo.
- In a pot of boiling water, gently slide the ravioli into the pot. Allow it to cook for 2 minutes (or until they float). With a slotted spoon gently transfer the ravioli to a plate. Garnish as you wish or in this picture we made a quick brown butter sage sauce to have with the Ravioli Al Uovo and some shavings of pecorino romano.
- You do need some familiarity with making fresh pasta from scratch including how to use a pasta maker.
- Unlike regular pasta, you cannot make this ahead of time nor freeze the uncooked ravioli.
- We found that each person will not be full after eating just one ravioli (or even two). However each ravioli is quite rich due to the egg yolk in the filling and the eggs in the pasta dough so you probably don't want to serve more than one or two to each guests.
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Is there a favourite type of lasagna that you often eat? What do you put in it?ReplyDelete
same here! except I can't eat it days on end though.ReplyDelete
for sure! What do you like to put in it?ReplyDelete
anything with my cheese is delicious! Ziti seems to have a LOT though!ReplyDelete
which 3 types of cheese?ReplyDelete
I think Tiramisu counts! I did say what is your favourite italian dish. Technically a plate of tiramisu or a cup of it could be a dish :)ReplyDelete
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haha! Yes so true! What do you like to put in your lasagna?ReplyDelete
ooh cool! Good to know if I am ever in Winnipeg!ReplyDelete
This sounds really good! I will have to try it! Plus, I LOVE all the classico sauces! Great to pull together in a rush or for comfort food.ReplyDelete
Great choices! and I bet a lot of cheese?ReplyDelete
OOh I had no idea! Good to know! next time we visit the in-laws!ReplyDelete
We add mozza cheese, cottage cheese, hamburg, fried onions, green & red peppers, spinach and spices/herbs.ReplyDelete
ooh awesome! I LOVE it! I can just imagine them saying that! so cute! Good to start them young and to vary their tastebuds!ReplyDelete
Ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan. I've also made it with cottage cheese instead of ricotta.ReplyDelete
Yes!! Plenty of Mozzarella, Parmesan and Ricotta!!ReplyDelete
As long as it has lots of cheese. But I do like the lasagna with pepperoni and spinach.ReplyDelete
I usually just buy the Presidents choice basil one. Not too exciting. Some day I'd like to make my own.ReplyDelete
We recently tried making a creamy alfredo sauce with nutritional yeast.. it was not that great. Maybe you can come up with a healthier option for one of those delicious creamy pasta's we all love so much!ReplyDelete
Classic Italian style. Warm water, yeast, honey. Pour into flour/salt well, mix and knead. For the sauce I put canned marzano tomatoes into a blender with fresh basil, salt and pepper to taste. Blend and put on pizza dough. Top with prosciutto and mozzarella.ReplyDelete
That is certainly a challenge that we can take on!! mm...a way to make creamy pasta delicious but still healthy. Will see!!ReplyDelete
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Yeah, I think my thin crust pizza recipe is very similar to yours.ReplyDelete
I should try the toppings you use the next time we make pizza!
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