Making homemade ravioli with kids may sound hard when in fact it’s pretty easy. The best part is there is a lot of parts to the recipes that kids can do by themselves. I did this a home with my 8-year-old niece and some of her friends and they had a blast. They loved the fact that they made their own ravioli! Follow the instructions below to make your own homemade ravioli.
Ingredients: 2 cups of flour, 3 eggs, 1 tablespoon of olive oil (you can use vegetable), 1 teaspoon salt, 1 small container of ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese optional: any spices or meat you would like to add to your filling
Materials: rolling-pin, pizza cutter or small cookie cutter or plastic knife (to cut your ravioli), fork, spoon, mixing bowls, whisk, plastic wrap
Makes about 15-25 ravioli depending on size
Step 1: To make your dough pour the 2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt into a mixing bowl. Using your hands, push around to the sides of the bowl so it looks like a volcano.
Step 2: Crack your 3 eggs in the middle of the flour volcano then add 1 tablespoon of oil.
Step 3: Using a whisk or fork mix ingredients together. The knead with your hands into a ball. If the dough is a little dry add a teaspoon of water.
Step 4: Wrap dough is plastic wrap and let sit for 15 minutes.
Step 5: While your dough is resting you can start to make the filling. Put some ricotta cheese in a bowl and mix some parmesan cheese (enough for your liking), add some spices and if you want even a little meat or spinach. Mix everything together.
Step 6: Unwrap your dough and lay on a floured surface. Using you rolling-pin roll out your dough until thin. You may need to put some flour on your rolling-pin so it doesn’t stick. Kids love this part.
Step 7: When your dough is nice and thin spread your cheese filling thinly on one side of your dough, then fold in half.
Step 8: Using a pizza cutter, small cookie cutter or plastic knife cut out your ravioli.
Step 9: Using a fork push down on all the edges so they get ripples from the fork. It’s important that the dough is closed on all sides so your filling doesn’t leak out while cooking.
Step 10: To cook your ravioli, add them to boiling water. When they float to the top they are finished. Never let a child boil water without adult supervision.
Your done! Enjoy your homemade Ravioli!