Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Heart Shaped Ravioli




I have never made homemade pasta but wanted to try my hand at if for Valentine’s Day. The family is celebrating on Friday when everyone is home. As a side dish, I hope this dish fills their hearts and tummies with love.




Start with homemade pasta, rolled out to the desired thickness.




Cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter.




I made four cheese filling for the ravioli.




Lay out the heart pasta.




Spoon the filling into the bottom of the ravioli.


 
Run water around the edge and top with another heart.

Gently place into salted, boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain onto a paper towel. 


Top with warm marinara sauce or alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese. Absolutely delicious.

 
 

Home Made Pasta

4 large eggs
1 T. water
1 T. olive oil
3 ½ c. sifted all purpose flour
½ t. salt

Mix all ingredients in mixer with paddle. If the ingredients are not pulling together, add one tablespoon of water at a time until it does pull together.

Knead on a board about three to four times until smooth. Cover with a slightly damp cloth for 20 minutes to rest the pasta. Roll on a floured board so the pasta would go through the pasta roller.

I ran the pasta through the pasta roller about 8 times, each time folding it again in thirds and rolling with a pin in the opposite direction. The last time, I ran the pasta through the machine, making the rollers smaller until the desired thickness.

Four Cheese Ravioli Filling

½ c. Ricotta Cheese
½ c. Mozzarella Cheese
½ c. Fontina Cheese
½ c. Parmesan Cheese
¼ t. Oregano
¼ t. Basil
¼ t. Parsley
¼ t. Kosher Salt

Mix thoroughly and chill until ready to use.

2 comments:

  1. *sigh* Sounds delish and looks delish. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside! ;)

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  2. Awesome!! What a fantastic idea and they look so yummy!! I'm going to pin this!
    Tammy xx

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