Pasta Party: Chocolate Dessert Ravioli

| February/March 2010

  • Pictured: Chocolate Dessert Ravioli
    Photo by Howard Lee Puckett

Serves 12 (about $1.50 per serving) 

I developed this recipe when I wanted to serve pasta as every course. The almond and chocolate flavors are delicious.

• 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup water, divided 
• 1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Almond Filling (below)  
• 1⁄2 cup loosely packed fresh Raspberry Sauce (below) chocolate mint or peppermint 1 gallon water leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 3 large eggs  
• Chocolate mint sprigs, for garnish
1. Mix flour and cocoa well in food processor.  Add chocolate mint and pulse processor a few times.

2. Add eggs and run until well-blended. Run machine while slowly adding 1⁄6  cup water. Add more water if needed (up to 1⁄3 cup). 

3. Knead dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest for 30 minutes. 

4. Mix Almond Filling and make Raspberry Sauce (recipes below).

5. Roll dough through a pasta machine. (My machine has a dial to make the rollers closer together. I start with #1—farthest apart—and thin out the dough by moving the rollers closer together with each pass. My machine goes to #7, but I stop at #6. The dough begins to tear on #7.)

6. Cut a length of dough and spoon a small amount of Almond Filling onto the dough, spacing the filling evenly across the dough. Cut another length of dough and gently place it on top. Use a ravioli cutter to seal and separate the individual ravioli.

7. Bring 1 gallon of water to boil in a large kettle. Add oil.  When water reaches a rolling boil, quickly drop ravioli into the water, one at a time. 

8. When they float up to the top of the water, they are done. Run under cold water. When cool, cover with plastic wrap. Drizzle with Raspberry Sauce and serve in a champagne glass or on a dessert plate.   

Almond Filling

• 15 ounces  ricotta cheese
• 1 large egg
• 12½ ounces almond filling (1 can)
• 7 ounces almond paste (1 tube) 

1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and blend together with a mixer or wire whisk.

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