Since I made a whole pile of pasta sauce, I wanted to immediately use some, and thought this would be a great combination. I love it when I’m right. Ha.
I used Tyler Florence’s ravioli dough recipe, but halved it.
I was going to take pictures of the dough making process, but it’s really a two handed task to get the pasta through the rollers!
I used my Kitchenaid Mixer to make the dough – using this handy-dandy attachment.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs, plus 1 for egg wash
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Cornmeal, for dusting
Cut the ball of dough in 1/2, cover and reserve the piece you are not immediately using to prevent it from drying out. Dust the counter and dough with a little flour. Press the dough into a rectangle and roll it through a pasta attachment, 2 or 3 times, at widest setting. Pull and stretch the sheet of dough with the palm of your hand as it emerges from the rollers. Reduce the setting and crank the dough through again, 2 or 3 times. Continue tightening until the machine is at the narrowest setting; the dough should be paper-thin, about 1/8-inch thick (you should be able to see your hand through it.). (I go to seeing 5 on the KA attachment) Dust the sheets of dough with flour as needed.
Beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Dust the counter and sheet of dough with flour, lay out the long sheet of pasta, and brush the top surface with the egg wash, which acts as a glue. Drop tablespoons of your favorite filling on 1/2 of the pasta sheet, about 2-inches apart.
Cook the ravioli in plenty of boiling salted water for 4 minutes; they’ll float to the top when ready, so be careful not to overcrowd the pot. Lift the ravioli from water with a large strainer or slotted spoon. Bath the ravioli in your favorite sauce to lightly coat and serve.