September 27, 2009

fresh pasta

what i show you here is unfortunately not my product.. i didn't try, at least not this time, to make by myself the fresh home made pasta. the fortune is that we have downstairs a lovely pastificio (pasta shop) founded at least 30 years ago: long tradition, great taste and (very) high price... the fact is that i was looking for some pumpkin ravioli (as we have a pumpkin season right now) but they were already finished... eventually i bought some ricotta and erbette ravioli (ricotta cheese with a kind of spinach) and i certainly don't regret! i made them with some butter and fresh sage (for who likes it also some parmigiano can be added). as for the pumpkin there is still time to taste it this autumn. we'll try the next week!


if you want to try to make it by yourself here is the recipe (i checked it with stefania, the owner of pastificio - of course she didn't give me her recipe, she would never do that. it's a family secret :).
you will need:
for fresh pasta:
- 3 eggs
- 400 g of flour
- some water
- salt (less than a half of tea spoon)

for the stuffing:
- 300 g of ricotta cheese (or similar white fresh cheese)
- 100 g of boiled spinach
- 1 table spoon of butter
- 1 egg
- 5 table spoons of grated parmigiano or grana padano
- half tea spoon of nutmeg
- salt  (half tea spoon)

boil the spinach, mince well and put in a saucepan with butter. take away from the fire and leave for cooling for 10 minutes. add ricotta, parmigiano, nutmeg and salt to the spinach and mix well. add the egg and mix again. leave in a frige for a while. in the meantime prepare the pasta. put the flour on the desk or in a big bowl. make a small dimple in the middle and add the eggs and the salt. work well of the ingredients with your hands. if needed add some water. at the end create a ball and leave for 30 minutes covered with a kitchen towel. work the pasta with the rolling pin in order to make it very flat (less than 0,5 cm). make small balls of ricotta and spinach stuffing. distribute the balls on the one side of the pasta (leave 5 cm distance between each ball) and cover with the second part. cut with a knife or a special ravioli form. stick well each of ravioli. before boiling in the salted water leave in the frige for at least 30 minutes. serve with melted butter, fresh sage leaves and parmigiano.

35 comments:

Steph Jordan said...

Oh my can it be! It's 1:15 a.m. and now I'm ready to eat! Your Blog makes me hungry! :-)
Thanks for blessing my blog with color!
Steph
Diviacity!

Kitty said...

I can't even tell you how amazing that looks... sigh.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Just now I discovered your so lovely blog!!
I love fresh pasta. Thanks for sharing; it's no nice to "meet" you.
Over sits :)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

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Have a lovely day!

Queen B. said...

Oh my gosh, that looks amazing :)
www.thequeen-b.blogspot.com (cozy kitchen by the sea)

Kari said...

That looks very delicious!

Thank you for visiting on my SITS day!

Federica said...

Looks sooo yummy! Thanks for all your lovely comments! Sei davvero un tesoro! Grazie!

Dreamgirl said...

Yummy!
Fresh pasta is one of my favorites... and this just looks too good!

Please visit me today for a great Nantucket lobster chowder.Just stopping by from SITS to wish you a very happy Monday!

Queen B. said...

P.S.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW JEALOUS I AM YOU LIVE IN ITALY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW WONDERFUL :)

Elizabeth said...

This sounds scrumptious! Thanks for visiting my Blue Monday!

Twincerely,Olga said...

That looks delicious!!!! I loev your blog!!!

Twincerely,Olga said...

You live in Italy!!That is so cool!!!I am new so please stop by

Lacey said...

Pumpkin ravioli sounds delish. I need to find a place that makes it.

Helene said...

I've always wanted to make pasta from scratch and I just realized the other day that my new Kitchen Aid mixer has an attachment that can be bought that will make the pasta!! I really want to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe...it looks great!!

And thank you so much for stopping by my blog on my SITS day last week!! Hope you'll be back again soon!

Chef Eureka said...

I was just thinking about making fresh pasta the other day! I've never made it before. Great idea!

JennyMac said...

I make homemade ravioli...but it is not quite as pretty as this! Looks fab.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi! I've always wanted to try my hand at fresh pasta...

Millennium Housewife said...

You have a fresh pasta shop?! Wow wee, I may just have to relocate...

Sassy Chica said...

Looks delish and I am hungry, tempted to lick the screen!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Mama Plays Mozart said...

I think I am drooling a bit right now!

Beach Vintage said...

I think homemade fresh pasta is one of the wonders of the world! Lucky you have this down the road.

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Look sumptuous! My hubby is a pasta monster. I'll share this recipe to him. Thanks girl!

Gabrielle said...

Oh it looks delicious! I have made it from scratch, it's definitely worth it! Happy SITS monday

Design it Chic said...

i am not a pasta fan but my husband is! so any kind of ravioli sounds delicious to him! I actually wondered how hard would it be to make them myself from scratch... then i remember the fastest way to do it: grocery store:)
But it's so cool that you have fresh ones right there! So awesome!
Happy Monday!

p.s: are you in for some randomness?!? then stop by:)

Melissa B. said...

Greetings and Salutations! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...Pontificating, today, on the state of the world.

Yes, We Can? No, He Shouldn't

Yaya said...

I made homemade pasta once. It was SO good, but the kitchen was a flour disaster! ;)



Congrats on being the first sits commenter today!

Something White said...

Dear Justyna,
you seem to be a real kitchen-princess! :D
I´m getting hungry just watching your delicious pictures here!
Thank you very much for your kind visits and comments. Feel always welcome to come and see! I´ll be back.
Best regards from Belgium,
Marjolijn

Something White said...

Or maybe it should be: kitchen-QUEEN!!... ;)

bluecottonmemory said...

How decadently yummy! You are so lucky to have a pasta shop downstairs!

Neuffj said...

Oh my goodness, this looks soooo good. I saw the name of your bloggy blog in roll call this morning and had to come by and check it out. The Neuff

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. Visiting from SITS. Great blog. I'm following you now.

WhitneyB99 said...

Home made pasta? Delicious! I love your blog! Whitney's Random Ideas

Gretchen said...

That looks absolutly delicious! You have a great blog! Beautiful pictures! Stopping by from SITS.

Kristin said...

Whoa. That does not sound easy, but most delicious!

Orange Juice said...

that makes me want to lick my screen...seriously

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