Candy Pasta (Caramelle)

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When I made Big Ravioli with Spinach, Ricotta and Rolling Yolk Egg Filling I had some leftovers and since I hate trashing food I decided to try a new shape of ravioli, something cute like a candy!

These are actually very easy to make and they will definitely impress your guests. The filling can be changed as you like as well.

Here is the recipe!

Note: some pictures are the same of my Big Ravioli post

 

Ingredients (serves 4)

for the dough

  • 200 g semolina flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

for the filling

  • 150 g boiled spinach
  • 150 g ricotta cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 40 g grated Parmesan cheese

to dress

  • 100 g butter
  • fresh sage leaves
  • 80 g grated Parmesan cheese

For the dough make a mound with the flour on your work surface and scoop out a well in the middle. Pour the egg into the hole

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Gently beat the eggs into the flour

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then use your hands and knead it until you have a smooth dough, adding just a drop of water if necessary, and no more. Knead the dough for ten to fifteen minutes, until it is smooth, firm, and quite elastic. Let it sit covered with a kitchen towel for about 15- 20 min.

In the meantime in a bowl combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mix well

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Roll out the dough into a thin sheet (about 5 mm thick) and cut off 10*8cm rectangular

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Drop one tsp. of filling in the center of each rectangular then fold it over

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squeezing the 2 sides just like a candy paper

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cute, uh?

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook your candies for at least 5 minutes. Keep the water to a gentle boil to avoid them to break or open up

In a skillet melt the butter with the fresh sage leaves. NOTE: I did not have any fresh sage so I just used some of the dry stuff…

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Drain the candies off the boiling water and add them to the skillet, stirring gently to allow them to coat in the butter.

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Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately!

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YUMMY!

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Love

- LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

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