Sunday, November 01, 2009
Finally I've bought noodle machine and can make perfectly smooth ravioli dough. I like all kind of dumplings but I just hate rolling the dough until it's nicely smooth. I still remember telling my mother that I'll never make Lithuanian dumplings as it's so time-consuming. With the machine it's so simple and they turned out very delicious. For the dough I used basic noodle recipe and for the filling I used feta cheese and spinach - my favourite combo.
What we need:
for the dough:
400gr of flour, plus extra for dusting the dough
1 tbsp of olive oil
for the filling:
100 gr of feta cheese
salt and pepper
Permesan cheese for garnish
What we have to do:
1. Pour flour into a bowl, make a hole in the middle and add eggs and olive oil, salt. With a spoon or a hand start mixing eggs and combining them with flour. Knead the dough for 5 min and let it rest for at least 30 min. Then roll it out.
2. Mix boiled spinach with feta, add one egg, salt and pepper. Mix it well.
3. Put a teaspoon of filling onto the rolled dough, spray the sides with water and cover with another sheet of dough. Carefully press the sides and cut into squares.
4. Put ravioli into a salted boiling water, mix it. When water starts boiling again and ravioli floats to the top, boil for 1-2 min and take them out. Sprinkle with some permesan cheese and serve. Enjoy!!!