Ravioli (Part 1)

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

2 eggs, slightly beaten

4-6 TBS milk or water

What to do:

1. Sift the flour with the salt onto a table or counter top. Make a well in the center and add the oil, eggs, and half the milk or water.

2. Start mixing the oil, eggs, and water together, gradually drawing in the flour and adding more liquid as it is needed. Work the dough until it's smooth and firm -- it should be fairly soft but not sticky. Cover with a cloth (or plastic wrap) and leave 20-30 minutes so the dough can relax and loose any elasticity.

3. Cut in half and roll out one half until it is paper thin. Slide it to one side and roll out the second half, also paper thin. Brush one of the pieces of dough with water and place the chosen filling, one tsp full at a time, at regular intervals on that piece of dough. Lift the other piece and lay it on top and press the top piece down to seal around each little mound of filling. (I used a fork to help seal the edges after I'd cut them)

4. Stamp out each one with a fluted ravioli cutter or cut in squares with a pastry or pizza cutter. Leave 2-3 hours to dry a little.

5. Simmer the dried ravioli in salted water for 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is "al dente". Drain and lay the ravioli in a buttered baking dish. Coat with the sauce of your choice (I just used a can of spaghetti sauce) and bake @ 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until very hot(I also sprinkled some grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese over the top before baking.)
Sorry, my camera decided not to work normally the day I made these so most of my pictures turned out blurry. I wasn't able to get a picture of the finished product so you'll just have to use you imagination.

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