July 5, 2009

Cooking Challenge: Homemade Pasta 4

We had a fantastic holiday weekend between our trip into NYC on Friday and our neighbor's barbeque yesterday. We topped it off by having a perfect afternoon visit with our Aunt & Uncle while the boys enjoyed playing in the pool where they live. I love 3 day weekends!

We decided on the way home that today would be the day I'd attempt ravioli. So, we made a quick stop off for a couple of ingredients for the filling - ricotta cheese and sweet turkey sausage. When we got home I decided to work on the filling first because I wanted the sausage to cool a bit before adding it to the ravioli.

I am still using the pasta dough recipe that Judy at No Fear Entertaining shared with me when I first began this challenge. It's so simple and I'm sure soon I'll just be throwing it together without thinking about it.

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Once I had the dough rolled out nice and thin using my Kitchenaid pasta roller, I placed some of the filling along each sheet. I used a scallopped pastry cutter to cut each piece after I layed a second sheet on top of the first. After I separated each one, I dampened my finger with a bit of water to seal the two pieces together. Then, I used the pastry cutter to make pretty edges on each one.

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They turned out pretty well for a first reall attempt. Next time I will change a few things though. The filling was tasty, but needed something more to bind it together so I'll adjust the ingredients before sharing that recipe. The other thing I would change is the size of the ravioli. They ended up pretty large because the sheets came out wide and I didn't think to cut them in half when I was working with them.

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I keep learning more about the process of making homemade pasta and really do enjoy the process of working with the dough.

I'm submitting this to Presto Pasta Nights which is being hosted by Graziana of Erbe in Cucina. Be sure to head on over there on Friday to see a full round-up of everything pasta this week!

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sangeeta said...

these ravioli looks succulent...i have tried it with a spinach n ricotta filling....i loved it.

Graziana said...

The ravioli looks like a real treat! Thank you for sharing this recipe with Presto pasta nights

Michele said...

Lookin' good Patsy!!!!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Love what you are doing with the pasta dough recipe!!! So glad it's working out for you!

finsmom said...

Ive always wanted to try making my own pasta - yours looks beautiful!

Lynda said...

Your pasta is amazing looking- it looks like you've been making it for ages!

Mixing Bowl Mama said...

This pasta looks amazing...isn't homemade pasta just the best!

Kristin said...

we're on the same page again! I tried home made pasta too, not fancy like you though, looks delicious!

The Food Hunter said...

homemade pasta is amazing. You did a great job with these.

Joanne said...

I LOVE ravioli! I have been too scared to make my own pasta but I've seen it around the blogworld so much that I think I have to get over it.

Ruth Daniels said...

Beautifully done! I can't wait to try this one out.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights

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