Friday, October 8, 2010

Chef BoyarT

Tyler has done it! He has perfected the art of ravioli! I'll back up; being the brilliant woman that I am, I bought Chef T the pasta attachment for his Kitchen Aid Mixer for our first Christmas together. Since then he has gotten pretty good at making fresh pasta. We have tried butternut squash ravioli a few times and they always come out tasting like Heaven; however, they look pretty pathetic since we were cutting them all by hand! Until this little gadget found it's way into our kitchen.
Last night Tyler made some spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli with a red sauce and I must say they were pretty good. This gadget made sure they all were a uniform size and had just the right about of filling. Our only hurdle now is figuring out a way to drain them without them sticking together too much. Ask Lauren if they were any good considering we sent her home with a stockpile!

In case you were wondering, pasta is pretty easy to make and you don't need anything fancy if you have the patience and space to roll it out very thin. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Here is a good video on how to make pasta if you are interested.
A few comments regarding the video:
  • we use a food processor to mix our dough
  • don't worry about the fancy flour
  • don't worry if you don't have a machine, use a rolling pin
Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. How about some mutton ravioli? You could take it to the international market, perhaps in Central Asia? The blog looks great.