OLD WORLD ITALIAN FOOD!
Prepare ( allowing about 4 1/2 hours ) and set
aside Tomato meat sauce.
Heat in a skillet:
2 Tbs. olive oil
Add 3/4 lb. ground beef and cook until browned, breaking into small pieces with fork or spoon.
Meanwhile, prepare and cook 1/2 lb. spinach. Drain
well and mix with ground beef.
Add and mix well, 2 eggs well beaten and a mixture
1 Tbs. grated parmesan
3/4 Tsp. salt
1/2 Tsp. Accent
1/4 Tsp. pepper
Sift together into a large bowl:
4 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 Tsp. salt
Make a well in center of flour and add, 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly after each addition
Add gradually about 6 Tbs. cold water
Mix well to make a stiff dough. Turn onto a lightly
floured surface and knead. Divide dough into fourths. Lightly roll each fourth
into a rectangle 1/8 " thick. Cut dough lengthwise with pastry cutter into
strip 5" wide.
Place 2 Tsp. of filling 1 1/2 " from narrow
end in center of each strip. Continuing along the strip, place 2 Tsp. of filling
3 1/2 " apart. Fold each strip in half lengthwise, covering the mounds of
filling. To seal, press the edges together with the tines of a fork. Press
gently between mounds to form rectangle about 3 1/2" long. Cut apart and
press edges of rectangle with tines of fork to seal.
Bring to boil 7 qt. of water and add 2 Tbs. salt
after boiling starts.
Gradually add the ravioli ( cook about half the
ravioli at one time ). Boil rapidly uncovered about 20 minutes or until tender.
Test tenderness by pressing a piece against side of pan with fork or spoon.
Remove with slotted spoon. To drain, hold spoon on folded paper napkin a few
Place ravioli on a warm platter and top with the
sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan or
Romano cheese. Makes about 3 dozen
Ravioli with ricotta
Substitute 3 cups ( about 1 1/2 lb. ) cheese for
ground beef. Omit oil and spinach. Add 1 1/2 Tbs. chopped parsley.
You can eat them fresh or freeze them first on a
flat pan (cookie sheet). Then place in a freezer bag the amount you want for
each meal. After freezing, just pop into the boiling water to cook.