Try This at Home: How to Make Ravioli
Anne Burrell, host of Worst Cooks in America, invites Food Network Magazine into her New York City kitchen for a step-by-step on ravioli making.
"Taste the sauce as you go," Anne says. "And taste the pasta water to make sure it's nice and salty, too. If you're not sure about something, taste it!"
Get the Recipe: Ricotta-Taleggio Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Anne uses a pasta attachment on her stand mixer to roll out dough, but a hand-crank roller works well, too.
Mound the flour on a large cutting board and make a wide well in the middle. Add the eggs and olive oil and season with salt.
Beat the eggs with a fork, then use the fork to break the wall of the well and incorporate the flour into the eggs.
Gather the dough into a ball; don't worry if there are lumps.
Using the heels of your hands, push the dough away from you, then fold it back over itself and push again (put your whole body into it!).
Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and supple, 10 to 15 minutes. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let rest at least 1 hour at room temperature.
Mix the ricotta, taleggio, eggs, Parmigiano and parsley in a bowl and season with salt. Transfer the filling to a large pastry bag and refrigerate.
Cut the dough into four pieces. Flatten one piece slightly, then run it through the widest setting on a pasta roller twice, dusting with flour in between if it feels sticky. Fold the length of dough into thirds and run it through the roller two to three more times.
Continue running the dough through the roller, reducing the width setting between each run, until you reach the second-to-last setting and the dough is about 1/16 inch thick. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough. Layer half of the dough sheets between parchment paper, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 1 month (you'll only need half of the dough for the ravioli recipe).
Place the lengths of dough on a floured surface. Lightly brush the lower half of each strip (the part closest to you) with water.
Snip the corner off the pastry bag; pipe 1-inch balls of filling, 2 inches apart, onto the lower half of each strip.
Fold the dough over the filling to meet the bottom edge. Press around each ball of filling with your index fingers, making sure there are no air bubbles.
Cut out the ravioli using a 2-to-3-inch round fluted cutter. Transfer to a baking sheet dusted with semolina.
Drizzle olive oil into a large deep pan. Add the pancetta and garlic and place over medium-high heat.
When the garlic is light brown and fragrant discard it.
When the pancetta is crisp, add the mushrooms, season with salt and saute until the mushrooms are soft and wilted, about 5 minutes.
Pour in the chicken stock, season with salt and cook until the sauce is reduced by half.
Add the butter and cook, shaking the pan, until the sauce thickens and looks velvety. Season with salt, if necessary.
Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil; add the ravioli and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer with a skimmer or slotted spoon to the pan with the sauce.
Bring the sauce to a boil, shaking the pan. Sprinkle in the cheese and swirl to combine. Garnish with chives and more cheese. You can freeze uncooked ravioli for up to 1 month no need to thaw before boiling.