Would you like to try sweet homemade chocolate ravioli with a cherry sauce? These dessert ravioli are great for a special treat or if you fancy cooking something experimental! Homemade pasta filled with Nutella and served with a sweet cherry sauce. Yum!
I considered whether to call these Nutella ravioli or chocolate ravioli, but as they are Inspired by Masterchef I felt chocolate fitted the title better. After all, if I'd had a little more time I could have made a ganache first, like for my truffles, and used that instead of resorting to a bought chocolate spread.
But hey, who doesn't like Nutella? And as there is no sugar in the dough, the sweetness of the Nutella is enough to make the whole ravioli taste sweet.
Can you fill these Chocolate Ravioli with Ganache?
If I'd made a ganache to fill the ravioli with I might have made it a little sweeter than usual. When I first made these I'd never made pasta before. Well, I'd made gnocchi but I don't consider that the same as pasta, and let me tell you, making pasta by hand is hard work!
The dough is not very soft so it is hard work to knead it. And then when you roll it out, it is also quite hard work. I wanted to make a really thin dough but I was getting fed up of rolling out the dough and so stopped when it was probably a little too thick. And that is my only regret about this dish.
Cherry Sauce is the Perfect Accompaniment to Chocolate Ravioli!
The cherry sauce was delicious and went so well with the Nutella ravioli. I was worried the ravioli might split in the water but they held together well. I think I've watched too many cooking shows but at least that meant I knew what to watch out for!
What would I Change about these Nutella Ravioli Next time?
As I said, the pasta was a little thick. If only I'd had stronger arms, more patience or a pasta machine! Because this would definitely have let me down if I had been on Master chef. Despite this, I was pleased to have tried something new and really enjoyed them. Next time, I'll have a bit more experience and hopefully will manage to make ravioli I could imagine serving on Masterchef.
A Pasta Machine Makes these Ravioli so Much Easier to Make
When I made the ravioli in these pictures i didn't have a pasta machine but I do now! It's definitely worth getting one if you think you'd like to make your own pasta on a regular basis. I don't often use mine but it is fun to get out occasionally and the kids love making pasta with it too!
Chocolate Ravioli with Cherry Sauce
Chocolate Ravioli with Cherry Sauce
- 100 g strong white flour
- 1 egg
- 6 tsp Nutella Or an alternative chocolate spread
- 100 g cherries
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
Making the Pasta
- Put the egg and flour in a food processor and blend until it forms a breadcrumb consistency. Turn this mixture out onto a clean work surface.
- Use your hands to bring the mixture together into a dough and then knead until it becomes smooth and no longer floury.Wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge to rest for about half an hour.
- Take the dough out of the fridge. Ideally use a pasta maker to roll the dough thin. Or use a rolling pin. The dough is quite firm so it is hard work. Roll it as thin as possible.
- Using a round pastry cutter or glass, cut the dough into circles about 5-6cm across.
- Put a tsp of Nutella on half of the circles. Using another circle, press the dough together all the way around so that the Nutella is well sealed in the middle.
Cooking the Ravioli
- Gently put the ravioli into boiling water. They will sink to the bottom. After they rise, continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Then fish them out with a slotted spoon.
Making the Cherry Sauce
- Cut the cherries in half and remove the stones.
- Put the cherries in a small saucepan. Add a little water and most of the icing sugar. Heat gently and stir. The cherries will go a little soft and release some juice so a syrup forms with the sugar, water and cherry juice. If it is too dry add a little extra water.
Serving the Chocolate Ravioli and Cherry Sauce
- Serve the ravioli on top of the cherries and drizzle the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with a little icing sugar too.
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