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Dark Chocolate Ravioli with Ricotta Filling & Raspberry Sauce

homemade dark chocolate ravioli filled with sweetened ricotta & topped with raspberry sauce, melted dark chocolate, and pistachios

Ingredients

Ricotta Filling

Dark Chocolate Ravioli

Raspberry Sauce

Garnishes

Instructions

Ricotta Filling

  1. Whisk together the ricotta, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Drizzle in the beaten egg. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Dark Chocolate Ravioli

  1. Sift together the flour, cocao powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Slowly stir in the beaten eggs and water. Once the dough starts to form, use your hands to continue to form it, adding more water if needed. When you have a dough ball, transfer it to a flour dusted work surface. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, using your hands to press and fold it continuously. Shape the dough into an even ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let the dough rest at room temperature for an hour.
  2. Cut the dough ball into 4 pieces. Working with one piece at a time (keep any dough you are not working with completely covered so it doesn’t dry out), use a pasta machine or pasta roller attachment to roll out the dough. Start on the thickest setting, and pass the dough a few times through the machine. From there, pass the dough one time through each setting, working downwards. Stop rolling when the dough has formed a very thin sheet, about 1/16 of an inch. To form the ravioli, place the sheet of dough in front of you horizontally on a floured surface. Spoon a little mound of ricotta filling in the left corner of the bottom half of the sheet, leaving enough space around it. Continue down the sheet of ravioli to the right, leaving about 1” of space between each spoonful. Brush around the ricotta with water. Use a ravioli cutter to slice between each filling. One by one, fold the top half of the dough sheet over, working gently so the filling stays in the middle. Press around the edges to seal, trying to release any air pockets within the middle. Trim the three sides of the ravioli into an even rectangle. Repeat this process with all of the dough, lining up the ravioli onto a floured sheet tray. Cook the ravioli in a pot of salted, boiling water. Once they float to the top, remove them with a slotted spoon.

Raspberry Sauce

  1. While the ravioli dough rests, combine the raspberries, sugar, water, and salt in a sauce pan. Heat over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves and the raspberries begin to burst, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the liquid has reduced slightly. Blend the sauce, pass it through a strainer, and keep warm until ready to serve. Fold in a few fresh raspberries at the very end.

To Serve

  1. Serve the ravioli on a plate with a spoonful of raspberry sauce, a generous drizzle of melted dark chocolate, a sprinkle of pistachios, and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

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