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My dad collected some bear's garlic/wild garlic (is that the right name?) and made us some pesto but also gave us some fresh leaves when we were visiting my parents over Easter. So I wanna make home-made ravioli with a ricotta/wild garlic filling today! Never made pasta from scratch so can anyone tell me if I should use Jamie's pasta dough recipe with eggs or if I could also make the dough without eggs and just water (like regular non-egg pasta). I don't have a problem with eggs but I have to watch my cholesterol plus I'm getting married in 2 months so trying to save some calories.
Any other advice on making ravioli is also greatly appreciated!
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no suggestions, I just wanted to comment and say that sounds like awesome ravioli. I am looking forward to the wild leeks season here so I can do something similar. I will be in the same boat as I havn't decided which kind of pasta to use yet.
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if you want to make a better savory dough you can add to the grano duro flour and 00 a handful of buckwheat flour
I usually add a spoonful of evo oil and a pich of salt aswell, if using eggs a squeeze of lemon; why not use eggs and water, I mean not only eggs as liquid ingredient?
I start from the liquid ingredients and add flours until I feel it's right to be kneaded
good luck and let us know
I consulted another Italian cookbook and opted for the mixed version. Used 400 grams of durum wheat (sorry if that's not the right expression, I'm talking about the Italian wheat for pasta) mixed with 2 eggs and 100ml of water, some salt and olive oil. The dough is resting in the fridge right now.
For the filling I mixed a handful of finely chopped wild garlic with 250 grams of Ricotta and a bit of ground parmesan.
I'll let you know how it turned out!
Guys, I'm never buying Ravioli again! They were so perfect and delicious!!!!
And way better than the bought ones, eventhough I've always bought high quality ones at the market, they just can't compete with the home-made ravioli!
I used a rolling pin and lots of muscle which was kind of hard, so I'm definitely getting a pasta machine to make that part easier.
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we will be having cannoloni for supper tonight , the cannaloni I make from sheets of rolled pasta dough that I roll around the filling , so easy and quick to do .
(but I do have a pasta roller that I can attatch to my Kitchenaid stand mixer which I use loads and makes life very easy !)
Glad your ravioli worked out well , I love home made ravioli .
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Nikisha, congrats on the upcoming wedding. And congrats on the ravioli. Sounds wonderful. Starts my mind a thinkin'