Pasta. Pasta is my one true love. I've recently been sick and all I've wanted to eat, day after day, is a big comforting bowl of pasta. It's warm and delicious, perfectly al dente and capturing the slick hearty sauce of whatever you've paired with it.
This version is no different. Or maybe a little different, with the intensity and richness of flavor. Have you ever had raviolo di uova? Get ready because I'm about to drop a bombshell on you. This version is homemade pasta, rolled as thinly as possible, filled with tarragon goat cheese and filled with a perfectly poached egg inside. It's like a treasure chest, cutting through the ravioli to reveal the gold within.
Since this is such an involved process, I thought an infographic might be helpful! Take a look and see if you prefer this layout of the recipe.
1 lb all purpose flour
1/2 tbsp salt
4 eggs + 4 yolks
1 oz goat cheese, whipped
1 tbsp tarragon, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
fleur de sel to taste
pepper to taste
finishing olive oil
Setup your pasta roller. Make a pile of 1 lb ap flour with a well in the center. Crack four eggs in the center and
slowly work the dough together with your hands. Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes. Wrap in plastic and allow to rest for one hour.
In the meantime, mix 1/2 cup goat cheese with 2 tbsp tarragon. Roll out the pasta with the pasta roller using the flat roller. Start on the largest setting and progressively work down to the smallest. Cut the dough if it gets too long to work with. Dust your work surface and lay out the pasta dough. Carefully spoon a roughly tablespoon sized dollop of the goat cheese mixture on the dough sheets.
Create a well in the mixture. Crack an egg and separate from the whites. Save the yolk and gently place in the goat
cheese well. Layer the second sheet of pasta over the first sheet. Be delicate. Use a round pasta cutter or the open
end of a glass to cut around the raviolis.
Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Carefully lower the ravioli into the water and cook for 2 minutes - until pasta is fully cooked but yolks are runny.