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A87993652 - Ravioli - a Simpler Recipe

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h2g2 Guide Editors

Entry: Ravioli - a Simpler Recipe - A87993652
Author: h2g2 Guide Editors - U14916653

We've been raiding the archives of The Post and found some Entries that are worthy of making the crossover into the Edited Guide!

Here's a little recipe by Auntie Winnie U14998472


A87993652 - Ravioli - a Simpler Recipe

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I like it - and I can't even make or eat it. smiley - rofl More recipes like this, and we might set Twitter on fire.


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Great humour in this Entry - it will be excellent in the Edited Guide in due course smiley - biggrin

As a novice cook, I read it and noticed there seems to be a step missing - the pasta dough is rolled out thinly, then the filling is made, then the sauce, but how are the actual ravioli made before they are put in the boiling water?


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Yeah - maybe put in some instructions about cutting the ravioli into squares, and filling them and pinching them together? Would somebody be willing to undertake this?

I do not know how large the squares have to be. Pasta is an exotic substance where I come from. In the South, the only place to obtain a spaghetti dinner in the old days was annually, at my school's Halloween fair. It came baked in long pans, with melted processed cheese on top.

Do you remember that BBC joke film on the spaghetti trees? When we saw it on television (Candid Camera, I think), my parents and I laughed, but my sister got mad. (She was about 13, I think.) She said, 'Okay, but where DOES spaghetti come from?'

My parents looked at each other and shrugged. 'We don't know,' they admitted.


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h2g2 Guide Editors

smiley - laughsmiley - ok

Updated smiley - ok


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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

That reads better now, thanks smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Oh, yes - that's wonderfully vivid! smiley - biggrin


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You can call me TC

This is a perfect example of what the Guide originally set out to be.

However, I do agree that a couple of things are unclear. I would offer to make some to try out the recipe (also therefore producing a photo) but I know what hard work rolling out pasta dough is.

I am sure that in other recipes I have read, you brush the edges of the shapes with beaten egg to stick them together (tragedy after all that work if they burst open whilst in the boiling water).

Also it would help to have at least a little guidance on the amounts needed for the fillings. Good tip to make the fillings smooth and creamy. I'll let you know if I do manage to make some. I think I've got a CD of the Tchaikovsky.

Did "auntie Winnie" submit any more entries?


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You can call me TC

Also, the title is rather odd. I'm not sure if this is really simpler than any other recipe for ravioli. Maybe just "A simple recipe".


A87993652 - Ravioli - a Simpler Recipe

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You can call me TC

And another thing:Ravioli in tins with loads of tomatoey sauce was for generations of young campers, scouts and youth groups, here in Germany at least, the standard camp fire dish. Heated in, and eaten out of, the tins.

http://www.maggi.de/produkte/maggi-ravioli-tomatensauce/


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl Ah, like Spaghetti-o's for American camp kids. (Good suggestions!)


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h2g2 Guide Editors

Thanks for reading, TC - your culinary expertise is much appreciated as always smiley - biggrin

Title updated smiley - ok

No egg was used to stick the pieces together in the recipe I checked, but I added a footnote to emphasise that sealing the edges is important.

Guidance on the filling has been added smiley - ok

Auntie Winnie did submit a couple of other Entries, but they are more humorous than practical! smiley - laugh


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