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How to make ravioli dough

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Italian homemade ravioli dough recipe

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Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: lunch/dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Nombre: ravioli
Servings: 4 people


  • 500 grams Flour
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil
  • 1 litre Water


  • Put the flour in the shape of a volcano on the table where you are going to work. Make a hole in the center and add salt, egg yolks, oil and 4 tablespoons of water.
  • Mix with all the ingredients and knead until an elastic dough is obtained. Add a little water if you feel very dry. Knead a minimum of 10 minutes until the dough is consistent and does not stick to your fingers.
  • Place in a covered bowl and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Stretch the dough with a roller, to obtain a very fine dough, this is ideal for the texture of ravioli.
  • You are going to make two sheets: one you are going to place the piles of the filling, and the other you are going to be to place on top.
  • Gently press your fingers around the filling and cut with a pizza wheel or knife.
  • To finish, press the ends of the ravioli again with a fork or ravioli sealer, sprinkle a little wheat flour to avoid on top and keep in the fridge or refrigerated, remember that the cooking must be al dente.

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Ravioli tray

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Ravioli Roller

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Ravioli Machine

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Ravioli cutters

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