One of my favorite movies has to be Julie and Juliet. Amy Adams is just so adorable and cute in it! Of course she always is in any movie she’s in, but Julie and Julia is just especially great. Any movie having to do with food, and one of the food queens herself Julia Child, is obviously going to be amazing.
One of my favorite parts is when she talks about butter.
“Is there anything better than butter? Think it over, any time you taste something that’s delicious beyond imagining and you say ‘what’s in this?’ the answer is always going to be butter. The day there is a meteorite rushing toward Earth and we have thirty days to live, I am going to spend it eating butter. Here is my final word on the subject, you can never have too much butter.”
That quote right there sums it up! Butter is amazing. I mean just look at this amazingness going on here; butter, onions, and garlic… Nothing is better. Period. End of story.
Now to brown butter is even better! This recipe is so simple and can be made even simpler by using pre-made ravioli.
Ricotta Ravioli in Brown Butter Sauce
3 cups flour
Make a well with the flour on your counter, then break the eggs into the middle. With a fork slowly start beating the eggs and incorporating the flour until the dough gets too thick to use the fork. Then begin kneading with hands. Wrap with seran wrap and let sit at least 30 minutes.
16 ounces ricotta
Mix all the ingredients together with a fork in a small bowl.
After dough has sit, roll out strips about 2 inches thick through a pasta roller. Use an ice cube tray to help you get even squares and equal sized raviolis. Pleace the dough over the tray and push filling into the holes. Cover with another length of dough and cut in squares with a pizza cutter. Use a fork to seal all the edges.
Salt a big pot of boiling water and cook ravioli for about 5-8 minutes. Once the ravioli is done, transfer to pan with sauce.
Brown Butter Sauce
3 tbls butter
1 yellow onion (chopped)
2 cloves garic (minced)
1 tbls mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup smoked gouda cheese (grated)
Melt butter in a large sauce pan and add onions. Cook stirring occasionally until the onions get translucent. Add in garlic and continue cooking for several more minutes. Add mascarpone and stir until melted then add in flour to thicken. Continue cooking mixture until it just starts turning brown and fragrant.
Once sauce is done add the ravioli and immediately add cheese and stir, carefully so as not to break the ravioli.