Thursday, February 16, 2012

Raviolis Round One

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 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.

1 comment:

  1. Well done! It sounds delicious too. I've never tried making pasta and it will probably stay that way too I'm afraid:)


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