It seems that this has been an interesting week for all of us on this project. I have really been intrigued with all of the postings. It made me feel like I was in good company today as I took on the challenge of the tortelloni.
I just purchased the pasta roller attachment for my Kitchenaid Mixer. The instructions seemed straightforward, so I was ready to begin. I made the pasta dough as laid out in the recipe and kneaded it appropriately. While I rested the dough, I started the swiss chard cooking. Marcella has given complete directions on this process. I then squeezed out all of the liquid and chopped the chard fine. I cooked the proscuitto with some onion and butter and then added the Swiss Chard. I then mixed this with ricotta, egg, and parmigiano-reggiano. The stuffing tasted incredible. I could have sat down with a spoon and made that lunch! Luckily, I remembered that I had to finish the job, so I restrained myself.
The actual rolling out of the pasta and forming the tortellini went well. It was just time consuming. It would have been better if I had a pasta cutter, but I didn’t think about that until too late. Next time I will have all of my ducks in a row!
I served the tortelloni with the Butter and Sage sauce. It was wonderful. This was definitely the best recipe of the book for us. Michael was so impressed. The flavors melded together, turning this into a plate full of heaven.