Hello everyone. So last night I decided to try a recipe that I had seen on another blog and gotten reallllly excited about. I follow Jenna’s blog called Eat,Live,Run.
About a week ago, she posted a recipe for Homemade Goat Cheese Ravioli. Sounded delicious so I gave it a try. I started with the simple ingredients. Flour, egg, olive oil, goat cheese, onion, and garlic. (Jenna used shallots, but I only had onion in the house!)
Jenna made the recipe for one person. However I needed to make it for 2 people (a very hungry husband!) so I actually doubled her recipe twice…..in the original recipe, the ball of dough made 3 ravioli’s. I doubled this to make 6 ravioli’s and then made another ball of dough to make 6 more, equaling 12 ravioli’s. I started with the flour and egg. It was a lot of fun to make a perfect little crevice in the flour for the eggs to fall into.
Then I started adding some flour to the egg mixture. NOTE: this got realllllly messy!
It eventually started to get dough-like, but boy a ton of it stuck to my fingers! However, I soon ended up with a nice dough ball.
Beautiful! I repeated the process for two dough balls. I could have just made one really big dough ball, but let’s face it, that would have taken forever to roll out!
Next, I put a damp paper towel over the balls and let them sit for 45 minutes.
While they were relaxing, I cooked the onions and garlic on the stove over medium heat. I tried to cut the onions pretty small. And, my garlic was, well, from a jar 🙂
I cooked them on low heat (being very careful not to overcook my garlic per Jenna!) for about 10 minutes. Then I mixed them with the goat cheese. It smelled delish!
Now it was time to roll the dough. I started with the first ball. Boy was this tough!
I got it as flat as I possibly could. It seemed like forever! Once it was very thin, I cut out 4 rectangles. Using a pizza cutter was a fab idea.
Then I plopped three spoonfuls of the goat cheese mixture onto one of the rectangles.
Next, I used one of the other rectangles to cover up the one with the cheese on it. Then I pinched all the sides and corners together and cut them into three raviolis 🙂
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the sides and corners to stick together too well, so I ended up folding them. Finished product:
Now to boil. I boiled them for about 6 minutes.
And viola! They’re done! My husband loved them and ate them right up :). I thought that they were a little to thick and too doughy to the taste, but the filling made up for that! It was delish 🙂 This was a fun project, and I look forward to perfecting it!