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Tortellini With Creamed Mushroom Sauce

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  All purpose flour 515 Milliliter (2 Cups Plus 1 Tablespoon)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4 Large
  Milk 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Cooked chicken breast 1 Small, skinned boned and minced
  Spinach 2 Ounce, cleaned, cooked, squeezed very dry and minced
  Prosciutto 2 Ounce, minced
  Parmesan cheese 160 Milliliter, grated (1/3 Cup Plus 5 Tablespoons)
  Whipping cream 500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
  Pepper 1 Pinch
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced
  Butter 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoons)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Salted)
  Chopped parsley 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoons)

Mix flour and 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) of the salt on board; make well in center.
Whisk 3 of the eggs, the milk and oil in small bowl; gradually pour into well in flour while mixing with fingertips or a fork to form firm dough.
Knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Reserve dough, at room temperature, wrapped in plastic while making filling.
Combine chicken, spinach, prosciutto and the remaining egg in medium bowl; mix well.
Add 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of the Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of the cream, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) salt and the pepper to spinach mixture; mix well.
Knead pasta dough briefly on lightly floured surface; divide dough in thirds.
Roll out, cut and fill a third of dough at a time as follows; keep unused pieces and any scraps wrapped in plastic to prevent drying.
Let dough rest 1 minute; then roll out on lightly floured surface until 1/16 inch (2 mm) or less thick.
Cut out dough circles with 2-inch (5 cm) round cutter.
Cover rolled dough with clean kitchen towel to prevent drying while you work.
Place 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) spinach filling in center of a dough circle; brush edge of circle lightly with water.
Fold circle in half to enclose filling; pinch outside edges together firmly to seal.
Brush end of half-circle with water; wrap around finger, overlap ends, and pinch to seal.
Place tortellini on clean kitchen towel.
Repeat process until all filling has been used; dough scraps can be rerolled, cut, and filled if needed.
Let tortellini dry on towel for 30 minutes before cooking.
Saute mushrooms in butter in 3-quart (3 L) saucepan over medium heat 3 minutes.
Stir in remaining cream.
Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low.
Simmer uncovered 3 minutes.
Stir in 1/3 cup (80 mL) of the cheese; cook and stir 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Cook tortellini, a third at a time, in large pot of boiling salted water just until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes.
Drain well; add to sauce.
When all tortellini have been cooked, heat in sauce over medium heat to simmering.
Reduce heat to low; simmer 2 minutes.

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Tortellini With Creamed Mushroom Sauce Recipe