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Homemade Ravioli Recipe

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This recipe for Homemade Ravioli, by , is from The colombo club women's auxilary Italian , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Penny Raimondi Isola




10 cups flour
1 egg
4 cups warm water


3 lbs ground pork
6 eggs
1 bunch cooked chopped spinach
1 tbsp. salt
32 oz ricotta cheese
1 C.finely chopped parsley (packed) 1-2 bunches
1 tbsp. coarse ground pepper
1 1/3 - 2 cups ground Romano cheese (brick that you grate yourself).



Start with 1 cup flour, 1 cup water and 1 egg. If using Kitchen mixer, use mixer hook until adding adding
5 cups flour, then add dough hook. Mix and knead until smooth. Let rest in bowl for 1 hour.


Cut dough in half and roll one half to paper thin. You will have a large circle. Spread filling very thin over half of the circle. Fold the other half of the circle over the filling. Roll with the ravioli marker to seal and cut with ravioli cutter, Repeat with the other half. Layer between well floured wax paper in shallow boxes(pizza boxes). Freeze until ready to use. Use with your favorite pasta sauce. Makes about 300

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Most holidays were spent at my Nan's home. Everything she prepared was homemade and delicious. This is one of her dishes that was a favorite! The memories of those times sitting around the table with the family are cherished memories.




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