Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

Homemade Pasta.

The thought of that may send you running for the hills, you probably conjure up all sorts of images of this elaborate recipe for dough, but you would be surprised at just how easy making your own pasta at home, really is.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

If you're not a big fan of the ricotta cheese texture then these may be a little weird for you.  I love Ricotta.

They are a little labor intensive, mainly because of the rolling, cutting, shaping etc, but it's an otherwise easy recipe to throw together.

The recipe comes from the blog Cooking and Eating From Away

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 lb ricotta
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten


1. In a bowl, measure 2 1/2 cups flour. Make a well and add the cheese and eggs.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

Work into a dough, then turn out on a floured work surface. Add more flour if necessary to achieve a soft but not sticky dough.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

2. Knead until smooth, then cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

3. Divide the dough into four sections. Keep covered the dough you’re not working with.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

4. Roll each quarter into a rope 1/4 inch in diameter.

5. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

6. Use your index and middle finger to press the pasta then pull it back so that it rolls to create an open tube.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

7. Dry the pasta on a lightly floured baking sheet, about 30 minutes.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

8. Cook in salted, boiling water for 6-8 minutes, until they float.

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce. I made homemade sauce with pepperoni :)

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli

3 comments:

  1. Wow, those look delicious! Unfortunately, half of my household is a big meat and potatoes eater, and this wouldn't fly for dinner. But it looks incredible to me! This and a salad and I'd be a happy camper :)

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  2. Un piatto gustosissimo che ti è venuto alla perfezione! :-)

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  3. This looks delicious! I'm impressed with your photos and your blog, overall. I'm just getting started with my blog and I hope to one day be as successful as you have become!

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