Thursday, January 15, 2009

Homemade Ravioli


  • 2 1/2 to 3 c. flour

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (I used canola oil)

  • Filling of your choice - we just used shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Spaghetti Sauce of choice


  1. Place 2 1/2 c. flour in a bowl, make a well in the center.

  2. In another bowl mix eggs and oil. Pour into flour well.

  3. Stir together, forming a ball.

  4. Knead on a floured surface, until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes) using additional flour if needed.

  5. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

  6. Divide dough into 4 parts. Roll 1 portion to 1/16in. thickness (keep remaining dough covered)

  7. Working quickly, place rounded teaspoonfuls of filling 1 inch apart over half of the dough. Brush around filling with beaten egg, if desired.

  8. Fold sheet over, press down edges to seal.

  9. Cut into squares, sealing additional edges.

  10. Repeat with remaining dough.

  11. Bring large kettle of salted water to boil. Add ravioli.

  12. Reduce heat to gentle simmer. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until ravioli floats to top and are tender. Drain.

  13. Serve with spaghetti sauce or favorite topping.

This isn't hard to make at all! Don't be fooled, you can make homemade noodles easily! The filling possibilities are endless: cheese/spinach, mushroom, meats, herbs, etc. I also made it early in the afternoon, refrigerating it. Then heated it up at supper time in a pot of spaghetti sauce.
We have a family of 6, so I made a double batch. Plenty!

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