Yesterday I decided to start on one of my New Year's Resolutions and attempt to make a decent ravioli from scratch. My problem in the past has been that the raviolis fell apart when I boiled them, the filling came out, and the pasta was tough. So yesterday I went to Cook.com and looked at recipes, found one I liked, read the comments from people who'd used the recipe and decided to give it a go.
The recipe was simple: 1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs water
Combine the flour and salt, make a well in the flour and add the slightly beaten egg, the dough should become stiff, and you add 1-2 Tbs of water (one of the comments said to substitute oil for some of the water) and that's what I did. Then knead the dough for 3-4 minutes, cover with damp cloth and let rest for 15 minutes. The recipe said you could roll it out or use a pasta machine, I have a pasta machine so we used that ( I put Mac on machine duty).
While the dough rested I made the filling and sauce. For the filling I cooked ground hamburger meat, garlic, onions, tomato sauce, fresh spinach, oregano, basil and marjoram, shredded cheese, red wine.
The pasta recipe said to mold the raviolis together and crimp with a fork, so that's what I did. And they stayed together, they didn't leak, they weren't tough and the meal was delicious!
I've actually finished a resolution.