sabato 30 maggio 2015

Tasting Valtellina

I often find myself daydreaming and making a list of upcoming trips ... and the wish list gets longer.

A while ago I was reading an article on the Bernina Express, a train that leaves Italy, comes through the Bernina Pass, and goes up in Switzerland between the Alps arriving in St. Moritz.
This trip, which traces the paths that were once beaten by merchants and pilgrims, particularly fascinates me, so much so that it is on the wish list since a while.

While reading on this trip, my eye fell on the typical products of the Valtellina: buckwheat, bresaola, Bitto and many other cheeses.
Thinking about what to prepare for lunch, I had half a mind to cook the pizzoccheri, but at the last moment the decision shifted instead on the Bresaola buckwheat ravioli.



The recipe is after all quite simple; the most elaborate part might be the dough and the filling of the ravioli.

In case you're inspired, I suggest the recipe here below

For the dough you need:

200 grams of white flour
100 gr of buckwheat flour
1 egg
10 g salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
75 grams of water

For the filling you need:

220 grams of bresaola
300 gr of Ricotta

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients for the dough, and when you've got a rather elastic dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and set aside to rest.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling by chopping bresaola not too thin [it is not bad to feel some pieces in the filling when eating the ravioli] and then add the ricotta and mix well.



Prepare strips of dough of about 2 mm thick and 12 cm wide. Distribute small spoons of filling at a distance of a few cm from each other and fold the dough on itself.

Tightly close by pressing with your fingers around the dough and then cut the ravioli in square shape [if you have the zig zag cutter will be nicer, otherwise you can use a pizza cutter].



Let the ravioli dry for half an hour and then they are ready to be cooked! I cooked them for about 8 minutes in salted water.

And then I've served them with a simple sage and butter sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.


20 commenti:

  1. It's always interesting to discover new flavors from around the globe. What I love even more, is that you provided the recipe - I admit I am thinking of making it!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Let me know if you make them!!! It's easy and tasty :)

      Elimina
  2. looks so yummy and very easy to make! I would LOOOVVEE to try this at home, and hope my Mom would be proud :)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. She surely will be!!! Let me know how it comes out! :)

      Elimina
  3. These are so easy to make. I just might try it out. I think they would be very tasty! I have always loved Ravioli :-)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. They are, I agree! Just getting all the ingredients and take some time to enjoy cooking :)

      Elimina
  4. Yum! This looks so simple and sounds delicious - I definitely have to give it a try! I've never made ravioli before

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Try them! And then once you start, you will get used to and fill them with anything of your choice!

      Elimina
  5. MMmmm, I love ravioli. They are like little pockets of goodness. Need to try this out.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I like the definition "little pockets of goodness"! I totally agree: they are!

      Elimina
  6. Oh this looks so delicious and simple! I love the little pillows of deliciousness, will have to make for lunch soon :)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Let me kow when you try them!! I would love to hear your impressions

      Elimina
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  8. Everyone seems to appreciate this, why should I go negative? No way. This is real good and the real deal. Delicious by looks and am sure by taste.

    RispondiElimina
  9. Everyone seems to appreciate this, why should I go negative? No way. This is real good and the real deal. Delicious by looks and am sure by taste.

    RispondiElimina
  10. I've saved this recipe, as it has all my favourite ingredients in it and I adore authentic Italian pasta too! A gem of a recipe, thanks for sharing, Karen

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks to you, Karen! Let me know when you'll try it!

      Elimina
  11. This looks delicious, I love ravioli and this one doesn't seem difficult to make. I'll definitely try to make it sometime!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I love ravioli too! That's what convinced me to try to make those :)

      Elimina

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