Monday, September 29, 2008

My Second Attempt At Raviolis

The first raviolis were successful. But they were more pasta than filling, and the filling's flavor didn't have a lot of punch. So I tried again.

Eggplant filling in a zip-top bag, ready to make raviolis.

This time, I used some eggplant with garlic, onion, tomato, and goat cheese. And I decided to try to make smaller raviolis. To do this, I needed a poche à douille, or a pastry bag. Since I don't have one, I used a zip-top bag and cut one of the corners out. It worked pretty well.

The filling on the pasta. Time to fold.

I made my smaller raviolis and they were wonderful. I'm totally encouraged to do more.

The folded raviolis. Next step: separate and crimp the edges.

We served these with a pesto sauce and toasted hazelnuts. And they were even better than the first batch I made. I think that was because the filling was much more flavorful, and the ratio of pasta to filling was much more reasonable.

A single finished ravioli.

So, all that is to say that I will definitely be making these again. I can't wait!

Cooked and dressed with a pesto sauce.


  1. My mouth actually watered when I read this post. I wish I had some of your talent for cooking.

  2. So THAT is how you get the edges to look so nice! A fork...dur...

  3. Walt

    Thank for the tip: using a zip-top bag for a poche à douille

  4. Oh my HEAVENS ... those look absolutely scrumptious. My sister and her husband are vegetarians, and they've been looking at your blog, and Ken's since I clued them in to the wonderful veggie recipes you come up with. Yummmmm!

    By the way, the reference I made to "Le Hamburger et le Croissant" in my last comment was to a blog... it's not a book :) Her current entry is about Giada DeLaurentis (was she doing cooking shows when you were still in the States?) and about cheesecake "cookies".


  5. Do I see dessert ravioli in your future? Something with apples, hazelnuts, sugar, and cream? Or grape jelly and peanut butter! Be the first on your block...

  6. boyohboyohboy, do they look GOOD!!!


  7. muzbot, I wish I had some of your talent for adventuring.

    susan, the secret is out!

    beaver, I saw it television.

    judy, thanks - and we did take a look at that site yesterday. Cool!

    carolyn, what a great idea! Hmmmmm...

    bettyann, and they were, too!


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