Friday I went over to her house and was schooled in the art of homemade ravioli. I had SO much fun and loved learning a new skill. Ruth was so patient with teaching me the technique, but most importantly, she allowed me to take approximately 23 million photos. And then she made me a panini, and served it with pasta salad. And for dessert, she made chocolate covered strawberries. Oh, and I ate all of this while Mike, her husband picked ten pounds of blackberries for me. Everyone needs a Ruth and Mike in their life for sure!
So, shall we begin?
In a food processor fitted with a dough blade, mix 4 eggs until well-combined and foamy. In a separate bowl, mix 2.5 cups of flour (I'm going to try some whole wheat next time), 1/2 cup of seminola flour, and 1/4 tsp of salt. Stir well. With the food processor running, slowly add 1 cup of the mixture at a time until the dough has made a ball. It was really dry today, so we needed to add a touch of olive oil to the dough.
pastry cutter, cut the ball in to thirds. Roll the dough out a bit.
We then ran it through Ruth's pasta maker. Twice on each setting 1 thru 4. No photos of this. My hands were dirty, floury, and busy!
Did this take us a long time? Yes, it took hours. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I had a blast, and it's the kind of kitchen task that takes so much time because you're spending half of it laughing and chatting.
Ruth, thank you again for your tutelage!