Homemade Ravioli

This recipe assumes you have a pasta machine to roll out your dough, and of course  a Ravioli maker to form and fill your Raviolis.

Here is a recipe to make 100 delicious Ravioli filled with Ricotta cheese:

Ingredients for Pasta

  • 8 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups  Water

Ingredients for Filling

  • 2 lbs Ricotta Cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 lb shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. of parsley (crushed with hands when adding)

Directions

  • Combine flour, eggs, water, and salt in a large bowl, blender, or food processor. Check consistency and add a small amount of flour is pasta is too wet, or a small amount of water if pasta is too dry.
  • Roll pasta out using a pasta rolling machine, beginning with the widest setting. Fold dough over and roll through again, gradually decreasing the roller setting as the pasta becomes thinner; dust lightly with flour as needed.
  • Mix filling ingredients in blender or large mixing bowl to make filling.
  • Place pasta on Ravioli maker, add 1 tbsp of filling for each Ravioli, cover with layer of pasta, place top on Ravioli maker. Seal edges with a touch of water. Remove Ravioli from tray. Separte with Ravioli cutting wheel. Let pasta sit for 30 minutes before cooking.

Do not forget to try Giuseppe’s Italian Pasta Sauce or Mom’s Italian Pasta Sauce to top off your Ravioli.  Those are better choices than pasta sauce in a jar!

Rita

Italian Anise Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp anise flavor
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder

Directions

  • Mix margarine, sugar, eggs, and anise.
  • Sift flour with baking powder and add to mixture, mixing thoroughly.
  • Flour hands and shape as desired.
  • Place cookies on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes.

Rose

Shrimp Marinara Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. shrimp
  • 1/2 cup cooking wine
  • 1 large can of peeled tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Brown garlic lightly in olive oil, being careful not to burn it.
Add cleaned shrimp and stir for one minute with heat on high, then lower heat to medium.
Add wine, tomatoes, basil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

Paula