Mushroom and Leek Ravioli

I don’t know about you guys, but my news feeds have been full of quizzes lately. I resisted as long as I could, but let’s be honest… If you’ve got 5 minutes and you’re going to waste them anyway you may as well take a quiz.

So, here are my current stats…What city should you actually live in? Portland. What “trendy” thing would you really love if you actually tried it? Ombré hair. What state do you actually belong in? Vermont. What career should you actually have? Vice President. Which 90′s Nickelodeon show are you? Clarissa. Which college should you actually go to? Stanford. Which friends character are you? Rachel. The end.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who has gotten sucked into this, please?

A few weeks ago, I took a hands on pasta making class with my cousin. I thought I was obsessed with pasta and everything that comes with it before, but now it is so much worse! I’ve been spending my mornings on the weekend making huge batches of fresh pasta. This ravioli is my current favorite. Just promise me you will try to make it just once?

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Mushroom and Leek Ravioli

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 1 hr

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Filling:
1 lb. mushrooms, chopped finely
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 leek, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper, to taste

For the Pasta:
2 cups of semolina flour
1 cup all purpose flour
4 large eggs
2-4 tablespoons water
pinch of salt

Directions:

1. In a large pot, heat your olive oil on medium and saute your mushrooms, garlic, leeks, salt and pepper until the mushrooms are soft. Pour into a bowl and set aside. You want this mixture to cool down

2. In a large bowl, pour in your flours, salt and egg. With a spatula, beat your eggs into your flour mixture. As the mixture starts to combine, ditch the spatula and use your hands. Knead the dough with your hands, add the water 1 tablespoon at a time. Your mixture should be moist, but not sticky.

3. Flour a clean surface and dump the mixture onto it. Continue to knead the dough for about 10 minutes. This the hardest part, I promise. You will know it's done when you poke it with your finger and the dough springs back.

4. Cut the dough into 4 sections and wrap each section into plastic wrap. Set a timer for 10 minutes, and walk away from the dough.

5. If you have a pasta machine, now is when you are going to want to set it up. When your timer goes off, roll your dough into a long oval about 1/4 inch thick. Run it through your pasta maker twice on each setting numbered 1-4.

6. When you are done, make sure your surface is floured, fold the strip in half, and cut it at the crease. Now, on one of the strips, evenly space about a teaspoon of the mushroom mixture, and a teaspoon of mascarpone cheese. Place the other strip on top.

7. Either use a ravioli stamper, or simply cut each ravioli out and pinch the sides closed. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and line the parchment paper with the completed ravioli.

8. When all of your dough is gone, and your ravioli is piled high, place in the freezer. When completely frozen through, place in a labeled zip lock bag, and put it back in the freezer.

9. Whenever you feel like eating the ravioli, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop the ravioli directly from the freezer into the water. Cook for 8-10 minutes and drain. Toss with your favorite sauce.

My daisies for Valentine’s day this year, he knows me so well. Our dinner at Burch was phenomenal. We stuffed our faces, negotiated on what movie we were going to end our night with. We ended on We’re the Millers, and you guys… I couldn’t sit through it. It was like watching a Ben Stiller movie… sense of pending doom, awkward scenarios, the whole nine yards. Oh well, I will finish it eventually.

BTW, can we please talk about house of cards? Oh you’re not done? I’m the only one who binge watched it the rest of the weekend? Fine… I’ll wait.

      

One Response to “Mushroom and Leek Ravioli”

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    laurasmess — February 26, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Everyone seems to be watching House of Cards! I don’t even know what it is. Does that make me the least trendy person ever??? Hm. Anyway, yay for flowers on Valentines, for gorgeous handmade pasta and for delicious mushrooms. This is a lovely post. Oh, and the quiz? Noooooooooo… yes. I can’t resist those darn things either.

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