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Ravioli Recipe

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Squiggy Casile
Added: Monday, February 5, 2007



1 1/3 c. water
1 1/3 c. oil
18 eggs
16 c. flour

Ricotta Filling:

5 - 2lb. 14oz.containers of ricotta
Italian bread crumbs
2 -4. packages of grated mozarella cheese
salt pepper
3-4 eggs

In a very large bowl:

Take 2 1/2 of the 5 containers of ricotta and put in the bowl
Add about 3 or 4 eggs
Add Italian bread crumbs (I don't know how much, I've done it so much I know what it looks and tastes like) Try about 1 c.
Add a dash of salt and pepper
Add about 1 1/2- 2 c. of grated mozzarella
Mix with large spoon. The mixture is ready to be used to make ravioli.

When needing more filling for the ravioli, repeat to make more.

On a very large cutting board or in a very large bowl :

Put the flour in bowl or on cutting board
Make a hole in the center
Put the eggs(should be out of the shell by now), water and oil in the hole
Knead the dough until blended and a nice consistency.
Take a cylinder shaped piece and turn through the thickest large noodle space on the pasta machine about 3 times
Then, roll the noodle through the width 2 down from the largest about 2 times
Then, roll the noodle through the thinnest width about 2 times. Depending on your noodle maker, I start with largest then skip down 2 and continue until I reach the thinnest level. Your mom and I use both of our machines at the same time. It makes the process faster.

You will have a large noodle, place that noodle on a floured surface and put a heaping spoonful of the ricotta mixture at intervals on that noodle. You should space the filling about 2" from each other( if using a rav cutter like mine--about 60 years old, good luck finding one). You will have about 5-8 fillings on the bottom noodle depending on the length of the noodle. Before you add the top noodle, put some warm water on the noodle around the filling. That helps the noodles stick together when pressed with the ravioli form. Put the top noodle over the filled bottom noodle. Press each filled area with the ravioli form. Make sure the ravioli is closed, if not, dip a fork in water and press the top noodle to the bottom noodle And, there it is a beautiful ravioli made with love. Flour a cookie sheet and put the ravioli on the sheet and freeze. Just keep adding ravioli until the sheet is filled. I keep them on the sheet about 1 hr. before I gently place them in a large baggie. I put 2 1/2 doz. ravioli in each baggie.

Repeat and make another noodle. Fill. Put water around the filling on the noodle. Add top noodle. Press with ravioli cutter. Freeze

Makes about 200 ravioli

Cooking instructions:

Use several pots and boil water with oil and salt added to the water. Throw the ravioli into the boiling water but reduce the heat. They must boil at a slow boil. I boil about 2 1/2 doz. in each pot. They need lots of space while cooking. They are DONE in about 6-8 minutes. DO NOT OVER COOK. They will become mush!!!! Take each ravioli out with an slotted ladle. I ususally have someone helping me remove them from the water. DO NOT DRAIN IN A COLANDER, remove with a slotted spoon.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10-25 people
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
FOREVER, about 8 hours to make, 1/2 hour to boil and 6-8 minutes to cook the frozen ravioli
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It's most enjoyable to make these with someone. Make it a tradition some year, make them with your sisters, husbands and kids. Play Christmas music, laugh and have a few drinks. Rum and coke is best for me. I enjoy the process, I never get drunk on rum and coke and so there are always ravioli for Christmas dinner. Your mom and I have had a great time each time we have made them. Oma and Auntie Rose used to break eggs on each other's heads when they got mad at each other. Start a tradition and see what happens.

I love you, think of me when making ravs.


Make sure you don't over cook the ravs. I did it the year Auntie Flo died. I wanted to keep the family tradition upon her death so I made ravs by myself. If you recall they were ravioli soup. Although, good old Uncle Lou said they tasted great!!!




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