Ricotta & Herb Dumplings


1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated semi-hard goat cheese
1/4 cup grated Pecorino or Parmesan
1/4 cup flour
2 whole eggs
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh herbs such as basil and tarragon
2 egg whites
pinch of salt


Bring a very large pot of salted water to a boil.

In a bowl, combine the cheese, flour, whole eggs, pepper and herbs. Stir to combine. The dough should be a bit stiff. Add a touch more flour if it seems too wet.

In another bowl, whip the egg whites with the salt until they form medium peaks.

Fold the egg whites in to the cheese in three parts. Combine well.

Scoop a bit of the cheese into the palm of your hand. Cup it gently and form in to a (an American) football shape.

Drop in to the boiling water and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Skim out the dumplings and dry on a towel. Serve with brown butter or pesto.

Notes: Makes about 20 dumplings.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2007-01-22 10:33:05