Homemade Gluten-Free Ravioli with Chef Brigitte

Voila. Homemade gluten-free Ravioli

I haven’t attempted homemade pasta in awhile; my first attempt resulted in so-so results (hard texture/chewy results).

Our friend Chef Brigitte (currently on Cooking Channel) was home for a visit and I asked if she wouldn’t mind lending her culinary skills to helping me make homemade gluten-free ravioli.

Here are some shots from our fun cooking session; Chef S eagerly willing to help out.  We used a premixed Gluten-Free French Bread mix for the dough; you can use your favorite GF bread or dough recipe.  We stuffed with a variety of ingredients (I went a little crazy at the market: fresh herbs, roasted butternut squash, pecorino, manchego, & mizithra cheeses, and italian sausage).

Brigitte added a lot more liquid & egg to the dough to ensure a nice soft, doughy texture.
Chef Brigitte with Sous Chef S rolling out the dough

Final product before cooking them up!

homeroom: gluten-free mac and cheese (and more!)




Our Mac and Cheese girls night out (+ 2 toddlers) was a complete success.

We snagged one of the last tables (without having a long wait) promptly at 6 pm on a Tuesday night.

An array of cheesy (and one vegan) choices and of course, the long-awaited gluten free pasta (well worth the +$1.50).

My fellow GF friend loved her Bard’s Sorghum Beer; I tried the fresh tangy limeade, and some of the ladies went with the wine pairings with their mac and cheeses: chevre and sharp goat cheddar vs. pecorino and peppercorn.  Wine pairings with mac and cheese?  How much more delicious can it get.

Wonderful time was had by all; I plan to return many, many times to try the other versions.  Great service too! (and the chalkboard access for little kiddies is a huge plus).

400 40th street, oakland 94609
tel. 510.597.0400