I made homemade 4-cheese ravioli tonight!
It was the first time I made pasta from scratch – the baking bug has bitten me.
Making the pasta dough was pretty easy, despite it being my first try with homemade pasta! I used the recipe from my trusty allround cookbook for 6 portions of dough – 6dl flour, 4 eggs, a teaspoon of salt, a few tablespoons of olive oil and water.
The filling is made of 3/4 of a tub (150-200 g) of Ricotta, about 6 Tsp. grated Parmesan cheese, 150g finely crumbled Feta, about 50g of shredded Cheddar and some grated pepper.
When I last visited my mom, I saw those pasta shapers lying forlornly in one of her moving boxes – she had just moved house and a lot of things surfaced in her kitchen she had bought but never used. I thought they might be useful for making Chinese dumplings, and she was glad to get rid of them – a perfect trade! With the smallest shaper and the help of a round glass to cut out circles, it was no problem making a big bunch of ravioli in record time (though one person rolling and one stuffing the ravioli definitely helped most…)!
I let them rest for a bit to give the dough a chance to dry a little. Then I just boiled them portionwise in salt water for 2-3 minutes.
Instead of a sauce, I decided to go with browned salvia butter (just melted butter with salvia in it). At the last minute, I decided to also throw in some red and yellow cherry tomatos and melt them in the butter a little. And since I personally love vinegar, my portion was also drizzled with a little reduced balsamico vinegar.
The filling got really lovely and creamy when it boiled! Though I learned that half a teaspoon per dumpling was definitely enough – they got HUGE when they boiled and I was afraid I had overstuffed them. They were really filling too!
I made enough to pack two bento boxes and freeze a few for later.
They’re again tossed in salvia butter and cherry tomatos. More tomatos and some slices of zucchini as decoration (I’m going on vacation next week – not many greens in the house!). As dessert there’s some more of those lovely ripe strawberries.
The BF gets the same: