ravioli?

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anybody got any experience of making this by hand, without the benefit of special equipment? i have this urge to make fucking tons of it and put it in the freezer.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 1 February 2010 17:13 (ten years ago) link

Be careful, Tracer. Friend of mine just got tendonitis from over-aggressive hand rolling of pasta.

the clones of tldr funkenstein (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 February 2010 17:14 (ten years ago) link

my friend and i made it once but she has a pasta maker or something. i made a mango ravioli !

you have to forgive me (surm), Monday, 1 February 2010 17:15 (ten years ago) link

I've made small batches w/ rolling pin, pizza cutter, and a fork. It's tough to get the dough evenly thin, but not too thin. Adding a little oil to the dough helps to keep it pliable, but can prevent it from sticking together properly at the edges.

Jaq, Monday, 1 February 2010 17:20 (ten years ago) link

do you guys have a mat for rolling stuff out on or do you use the countertop?
i have problems with using my countertop

figgy pudding (La Lechera), Monday, 1 February 2010 17:23 (ten years ago) link

Waxed paper top and bottom? Works great for pie crusts.

Reading makes my ovaries hurt (Laurel), Monday, 1 February 2010 17:25 (ten years ago) link

I haven't done this in ages but I once did it w/only a tomato paste can to cut out the ravs and made a goat cheese/spinach filling. It was pretty good. I buy hand-made ravioli from the local farmer's market and they're supposed to stay good, frozen, for several months.

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Monday, 1 February 2010 17:41 (ten years ago) link

I have a mat for kneading (for cheap at local restaurant supply place, has their logo on it. also - giant! like 2.5'x3.5') and I use Laurel's waxed paper suggestion for rolling out. (xpost)

Jaq, Monday, 1 February 2010 17:43 (ten years ago) link

My countertops are too high for me, so I use the dining room table for kneading/rolling.

Jaq, Monday, 1 February 2010 17:44 (ten years ago) link

My kitchen has Corian counters so I just throw out lots of flour to avoid stickage.

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Monday, 1 February 2010 17:45 (ten years ago) link

yea i have done this a couple of times and just dust the countertop with flour, but as stated above you will produce a more 'rustic' looking version than what i imagine is possible using a pasta maker (having never used one). making a bunch might be tedious tho

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Monday, 1 February 2010 18:48 (ten years ago) link

a friend of mine does this and the raviloi are awesome. she makes them 'window' style or whatever it's called. basically a basil leaf is placed between two thin pieces of dough. you can see the basil leaf and obviously it adds flavor.

voices from the manstep (brownie), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 19:32 (ten years ago) link

so did you make them tracer hand? how was they?

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Friday, 5 February 2010 19:32 (ten years ago) link

my friends made them but the dough ended up sticking together in the bowl so we had one big hunk of butternut squash ravioli.

might be easier to make ravioli-dumpings?

dyao, Saturday, 6 February 2010 01:59 (ten years ago) link

DUMPINGS!

harbl, Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:01 (ten years ago) link

haha not quite!

i've made pelmeni before, they're similar to ravioli but made from one folded piece of dough, i'm not sure how you'd get two to stay together. what's the trick?

Maria, Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:20 (ten years ago) link

oh also i have pretty much mastered khinkali, the best DUMPLINGS! in the world! no fancy equipment required. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/f/fd/20061003055521!Khinkali.jpg

Maria, Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:22 (ten years ago) link

oh whoa sorry that picture is large

Maria, Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:22 (ten years ago) link

are those homemade fries in the back??

dyao, Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:28 (ten years ago) link

want to break out the vinegar right now!

dyao, Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:28 (ten years ago) link

lol I just realized that's not *your* pic but the first one off of GIS. haha

dyao, Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:32 (ten years ago) link

are those homemade kleenexes

brews before HOOS (s1ocki), Saturday, 6 February 2010 04:49 (ten years ago) link

get two to stay together. what's the trick?

a little water and fork tines can do it.

What goes in the khinkali?

Jaq, Saturday, 6 February 2010 04:53 (ten years ago) link

i still haven't done this, no time :(

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:15 (ten years ago) link


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