Saturday, September 1, 2012

Homemade Cookie cutter Ravioli


   Like a month ago I got myself a pasta machine, a foodie should indulge herself every once in a while, right?
and there was a ravioli attachment on sale,  so I purchased both of them. And guess what, it was a complete mess when I started to use this Ravioli maker!!! so decided to be creative and use my ordinary cookie cutters...

  The red tomato Ravioli are a type of Italian filled  ​​fresh pasta, and yes, you read it right ( Ravioli is a plural  word ) singular (Raviolo) . The filling of my red tomato ravioli could not be more delicious: ricotta, parmesan and basil. The flavours of red ravioli   go well with a simple sauce flavored with herbs ( butter and sage sauce)

Homemade  Ravioli

For the pasta: partially inspired from GialloZafferano
Makes about 30 small Ravioli ( for 2 persons)
  • 1 2/3 cups AP flour.
  • 2 fersh eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato concentrate paste.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt.
For the filling:
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese.
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • about 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped.
How To:
Photo credit to giallozafferano
  • Put the flour in a large bowl, make a well in the centre and put your eggs in it, a pinch of salt and the tomato paste . Mix with the aid of a fork incorporating the flour a little 'at a time .
  • Knead the mixture with your hands until the dough is smooth and elastic . Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the filling for ravioli : Put in a blender the ricotta, grated cheese and chopped basil with your hands, season with salt and operate the mixer until the ingredients are mixed, after which transfer the mixture into a ziplock bag.
  • Roll out the dough with the help of a pasta machine, starting to pull on the wider thickness ( 2), bending and turning at each step, until the thinner one ( about 6). Draw the sheets, snip your ziplock bag and squeeze some of the  filling on one side of the sheet as shown in the photo .
  • With a brush wet the edges with water so that the dough sticks well and the ravioli does not open duringcooking, then folded the dough and practiced a slight pressure to ensure that the two sheets adhere perfectly . With a cookie cutter, cut your ravioli and put them on a tray sprinkled with semolina flour .
  • Cook the ravioli in boiling salted water, drain .
  • For a simple classic Ravioli Sauce: In a pan melt some butter, add some sage leaves then add this simple sauce to your ravioli... as a finishing touch, add some grated parmesan cheese. Yummm!!!

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