Sunday, November 7, 2010

Homemade Ravioli Pasta Dough Recipe


A basic pasta dough recipe and traditional Ricotta filled dough, a family favorite. We used to traditionally have these only for Holidays or special occassions. A family favorite that has been handed down from generation to generation. Easy to make, a little time consuming but so very worth the efforts!  Tender pasta filled with fabulous flavored cheese inside topped with Traditional Italian red sauce.~

Perfect with Traditional Sunday Sauce


It's hard to get them all the same size unless you have a machine, I have a round cookie cutter also depending on the shape you want to make them. These are 3 inch squares, cut with a knife. It's therapy for me, I love making it the old fashioned way, the dough is wonderful to work with. This is not complicated. Roll, cut, fill, seal.
 

4 eggs
2 egg yolks
6 cups flour
3/4 cup water
4 tablespoons oil
Put flour in a bowl, make a well in the center, add oil and eggs and yolks. Work enough water with your fingers to make a soft dough, mix till well blended. With floured board knead until smooth, cover rest for 1/2 hour. Do not over mix and knead just for a few minutes...till smooth .

Filling:
3 lbs of  Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
6 eggs
 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 cup grated Romano Cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
On floured board, roll out dough thin 1/4 inch thick.  Each square should be 2x3 inches.  Or cut with a round fluted edge cookie cutter.  I do the squares. Fill each square with 1 tablespoon of filling. Cover with another square, and seal with fork around the edges. Boil in salted water, adding a little oil to keep them from sticking. Serve with Traditional Sunday Sauce , or freeze on a cookie sheet till solid, then remove from tray, place in a freezer bag for future use.
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28 comments:

My Little Space said...

Thanks, Claudia for posting the Ravioli recipe! I want to make some too. Bookmarked this for later use. Thanks again and hope you're having a fabulous weekend.
Cheers, Kristy

valerioscialla said...

hi Claudia, good recipe for sunday lunch. This ravioli are beautiful

Angie's Recipes said...

Homemade ravioli...Claudia, that's a labour of love. I bet they taste heavenly!

Pam said...

Oh, I want to eat dinner at your house, Claudia! Your ravioli looks incredibly delicious! Great job!!!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Thanks for sharing this homemade comfort! I'm going to have to try it!

Drick said...

not complicated - HA! well, not for you ... looks tender and delicious, maybe one day I will have time to make this, your recipe sounds like a favorite to keep

Victoria said...

I think of cooking as therapy as well, especially with something so delicate as ravioli-making. Your's look perfect, as if they were made in factory and not by hand, great job! I'd love to have Sunday dinner at your house if these were on the menu, lol :)

Diana's Cocina said...

Your raviolis look incredibly delicious! I admire the fact you still make them by hand, and I'm with you it's pure therapy.

Cristina @ TeenieCakes said...

Claudia - great post! I've been wanting to try my hand at homemade ravioli. There's nothing like homemade pasta, the texture is undeniable.

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

I've never made my own pasta, but I really really want to try ravioli! This may be a holiday treat this year -- thanks for posting these tasty goodies, Claudia!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
Home made pasta is always a treat, these look great, the ravioli is wonderful!

Stella said...

Nice, Claudia. I've yet to make my own homemade pasta. I love ricotta filled ravioli though, so I'm going to bookmark this. I know I'll get around to it one of these days;-)!

Elisabeth said...

You are my Foodbuzz friend, and I'm so glad I looked up your blog, all because of the wonderful ravioli you made. Thank you for sharing!
Great recipes...also enjoyed watching the video of your yummy sizzling meatballs, and sausage!

Catherine said...

This ravioli dish looks superb Claudia. Very delicious!
I am tagging you for eight questions for eight bloggers! Head over to my blog and find out what you have to do.
Cheers~

Cookin' Canuck said...

I'll bet this ravioli is so tender. What a wonderful family recipe, Claudia!

Lea Ann said...

How timely! I just saw a recipe for butternut squash and sage ravioli over at another blog and I HAVE to make. Your family recipe looks wonderful.

kitchenarian said...

I can't wait to try this! I have been wanting to make fresh ravioli. Thanks!!

RIRI said...

I love home made ravioli!!!I am going make it the soonest possible!
best regards from Crete!!!

Spicie Foodie said...

Claudia thanks for posting your recipe. I have been really interested in trying to make my own pasta. Since my husband love ravioli this would be the perfect start. Looks so delicious. I love your little Christmas countdown gadget on the side, so cute and it's coming so soon.

Foodessa said...

Oh well, there goes my Hubby...is your doorbell ringing yet? He loves ravioli...especially with Ricotta.
You did a fabulous dish...buon appetito ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

ARLENE said...

What memories these evoke. They look delicious.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

I love cheese ravioli best of all! This looks just too amazing for words. Home made too, from scratch. Incredible!

alison said...

looks perfect your ravioli !

Evan @swEEts said...

Ive never made my own pasta and you make it look so simple! I think I've always been intimidated by the process.. maybe I'll have to give it a go!

Claudia said...

I only do cheese ravioli or cheese and spinach - why do we tend to make what our grandmother's made? I do use a hand-cranked pasta roller to get the thin dough. I have no patience. This just warms my heart. Am toying with doing this as Thanksgiving's first course...

Reeni said...

Your ravioli look pretty perfect from here! One of my favorites, I'm inspired to try making them now!

Magic of Spice said...

Pasta therapy...nice!
Love homemade pasta and ravioli is a favorite :) These look wonderful...

Doreen Lombardo said...

Oh that looks just delicious. My grandmother used to make her own home made raviolis and I'd help as a kid. Seeing those pictures brings back such fond memories.