Wednesday, January 16, 2008

the Dish: Homemade Pasta

I was a good girl last year, and Santa came through big time with the pasta roller attached for my Kitchen Aide Mixer. After reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, I needed fresh pasta in a bad way. This was so much fun to do. The kids helped in making a big mess. Ah, it all worth it. Next time I will mix the 5 eggs and 3 cups of flour in the mixer and not on the board...too messy. I was suppose to knead the dough for 10 minutes, but I used my dough hook attachment instead.
For the filling I combined the following:
a cup of ricotta cheese
sauteed chard (6 leaves)
6 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup pine nuts

I dredged the raviolis in semolina flour,then wrapped them in plastic wrap and refrigerated.
I layered the ravioli on top of each other, and they stuck time I will not let them touch. I cooked them in boiling water till they floated on top. Then, served with grated Romano. So rich and delicious.


Anonymous said...

Chard rawks.


Anna N. Smith

Anonymous said...


I am seriously impressed that you can make homemade pasta. Homemade ravioli shoots you into an entirely new category in my book. Love all of the glitter! Great blog....keep it up.

My best!
Lisa Grimes