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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homemade Mushroom Raviolis

Well, after several cancellations & sickness' - we finally had another Girlfriends in the Kitchen.  We decided to make some homemade pasta.  It is really very easy if you have the right tools - meaning a large food processor and a kitchen aid mixer with pasta attachments!  It was a fun day and a delicious dinner.

Mushroom and Cheese Ravioli

1 batch homemade pasta dough (below)
1½ tbsp. unsalted butter 
12 oz. mixed assorted mushrooms, chopped 
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 tbsp. shredded Asiago or Romano cheese 
6 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese 
6 tbsp. shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 large egg 
¼ tsp. oregano
¼ tsp. basil 
Salt and pepper, to taste

Saute the mushrooms in the butter with the garlic.  When the water has cooked off, turn off the heat and add the cheeses, egg, herbs and s&p.  Mix good.

Ravioli Dough
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon salt
3-4 large eggs
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

I put all the ingredients into my food processor!  It made it very easy.  You could also do it in your mixer too.  When it was doughy but not too sticky, I put it out on the counter with some flour and kneaded just a little until it had a smooth consistency.  Wrap it up in saran wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes at room temp.  Then cut it into 4 sections. Flatten out and then feed through your Kitchen Aid roller attachment.  I LOVE this gift that I bought myself.  It also comes with pasta cutters too.  I got it at Williams-Sonoma.

We fed it through at number 1 about 3 times, then at 2 - 2 times, 3 - 2 times, then at 5 - 2 times.  We placed the sheets on the counter.  Place a dollop of the mushroom mixture onto the sheets.  Have a cup of water handy to wet all around the filling.  Then place the second sheet on top and press down to seal.  Cut out the raviolis.  

Look at that teamwork!

Bring a pot of salted water to a gentle boil.  Cook raviolis for about a minute.  They will float to the top.  Add your favorite sauce.  I used Muir Glen Marinara, and it was very very good.

Kris is filling the raviolis!

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