Thursday, July 23, 2009

Foodie Friday! ~ Dough!

Jacob had a hankering
for Cheese Ravioli
and I wanted
Grilled Pizza.
So we said
What the Heck!
Let's go for broke
and make both of them!

We started with the ricotta cheese filling.
We added grated parm, shredded mozzarella,
fresh basil & italian parsley.
Mmmm! Mmmm! Mmmm!

Place the filling in the fridge,
until you are ready to use it!

The pasta is a cinch!
It's just 2 cups of flour & 3 eggs.
I put the flour in my largest bowl
and make a well in the center.
Add the three eggs
and mix it until it
comes together to form a ball.

Then knead & knead for about 10 minutes.

Roll it through the pasta roller.
Start at the widest setting - number 7.
We stopped at number 4.

I have this nifty ravioli mold I should have
photographed - Doh!
It has an indentation for the filling and a
zigzag ridge to help form the ravioli squares.
I just spoon one teaspoon of filling per square.
Put a bit of water
around each square
to seal the deal,
place another pasta sheet over all
and run over it with the rolling pin.

Fresh pasta only takes a few minutes....

The leftover scrapes made for a tasty plate, too.

Served with Fire roasted tomatoes, garlic,
and red peppers.

Now, onto the Pizza D' Resistance!

I grilled sweet red peppers and onions.

Hot Italian Sausage Links.

Grape Tomatoes.

The pizza dough is pretty simple,
and only takes 30 minutes to rise.
4 cups of flour, 2 packets of rapid rise yeast,
1 tablespoon of honey,
and 1 tablespoon of olive oil,
a palmful of italian seasoning and minced garlic,
1 and 1/4 cups of lukewarm water.
Mix all at once in your Kitchen-aid mixer
for about 10 minutes.
Place into a well-oiled bowl
and place in a warm, draft-free area to rise
to about double in size.
Rub your hands with olive oil,
grab a fistful of dough,
Spread it out quickly and carefully
onto a preheated tile (450+ degrees).
It only takes a few minutes to bake.
Remove to a plate...
Turn the dough over
(the bottom is now the top)
and put on your fav ingredients.
Mine are caramelized onions,
pepperoni, italian sausage,
roasted red peppers,
mozzarella cheese.
Sometimes, I grill olives,
asparagus, and chicken breasts, too.
The skies are the limit.

Jacob likes pizza sauce,
italian sausage,
pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

I place the pizza
back on the grill's top rack
for about 2-3 minutes -
until the cheese is melty and brown.
There's nothing like
the grilled roasted-in flavor!

The dough makes about 6
8-10 inch pizzas.
I suppose you could
pre-roll out the crusts
and refrigerate them until party time,
but I think it is more fun this way!

there is a little bit of leftovers....

which makes for a great snack later....
(or for breakfast the next day)
While you read through all of the other
Foodie Friday recipes.

Visit Gollum for the list.



Really Rainey said...

Between your Ravioli and Pizza, I wouldn't be able to decide wither! Fantastic recipes and photos!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Really Rainey~

heartnsoulcooking said...

Homemade pasta and pizza. My family would love to eat it your house. These are two of their favorites. THANKS!!! for share two GREAT!!! recipe that a can serve to my family. Geri

susan said...

Ahh-you make me feel guilty. I have one of those nifty pasta gadgets and never pull it out. This looks so wonderful with the fresh herbs and other ingredients; I may have to pull it out!

Anonymous said...

Hey Robyn Girl! I will take a big heap of ravioli and a Large Pizza! (LOL) Everything looked so yummy!!!!! uuuggghhhh...... now I am starved... for Pizza and Ravioli and it's not even lunch time yet! (LOL)

Have a great Friday!!!!!

Donna Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, wow! Robyn, this is just amazing! I am so impressed! Not only did I enjoy reading this, I would enjoy eating this. Looks and sounds delicious! I bet Jacob was in heaven. I sure would be.

Happy Foodie Friday to you!


Sheila :-)

SmilingSally said...

I have to quickly leave a comment and close this post before my husband sees it! Otherwise, he'll leave me and pursue you!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Robyn, both dishes look fabulous! I'm so impressed that you make your ravioli from scratch. I am dying to try making pizza out on the grill. You've motivated me!


Justine said...

Dang girl, that's truly gourmet fare there! I mean, who the hell makes their own homemade pasta? I'm Italian and have never even thought to try it! And that pizza! OMG, it looks sooooooooooooo good.

Justine :o )

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Robyn, this looks delicious.. I'm on my way.. sure hope you saved a bit for me... I'm going to have to try some of this..I hope your Friday is all that you want it to be.. hugs ~lynne~

Joyce said...

Pizza and Pasta are two of my favorite meals. Yes show us the pasta mold in a future post. To answer your question about making my pound cake in the flower mold pan I am not sure it would work since the flour pan is not as deep and it is a heavy cake so getting it out of the pan with all the little indentations may not work well. Linderhoff posted a lighter recipe today on the FF site that I think would work better since it is a lighter cake texture. I have the Sunflower pan and rarely use it as I hate to clean it:) I use a paint brush to bet all the crumbs out prior to soaking the pan. There is not amount of Pam that will get some of those crumbs out of the nooks and crannies. It does make a pretty presentation.

Mary said...

How decadent. How wonderful. Pizza and pasta. Heart shaped pasta. I having dinner at your house from now on.

xinex said...

Wow! Homemade pizza and ravioli, I have never made either. Yummy!...Christine

Lori E said...

Home made dough is so easy for pizza. We toss it all in the bread machine and it is done with the mixing, rising in about 20 minutes. Roll it out and you are done. Mine makes enough for 4 medium size pizzas and I store it in the fridge tightly wrapped. It will grow in there so use lots of plastic wrap.
I have never made pasta though. It always sounds so easy but I am not confidant that it will turn out. I am expecting gummy pasta like my pie crusts.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh boy, Robin! Who needs to go to a restaurant when you can cook like this at home?
A friend gave me a ravioli press for my birthday and I haven't used it as yet, but you have inspired me! I love the little hearts pasta that you made with the leftover dough...what a sweet idea!

Marjie said...

To paraphrase my second daughter, "Nom, nom, NOM!"

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Will you adopt me? That looks so yummy, I have never made pasta dough before. It did not look hard. Because of you I may give it a try.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I have been wanting to make ravioli again for awhile - you gave me the nudge to try it again. I love what you did with the leftover pasta. So cute!

Your pizza looks wonderful, too. I make pizza a lot but will give your recipe a try soon. Looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly, you sure don't play around do you? I have never made pasta in my life. May have to revisit that because it looks gorgeous and yummy!!


bj said...

Girl, when you get ready for Italian, you go for it! YUMMM...MEE!! Your photos of your fabulous foods look great!!

jerseygirl211 said...


You make this look so easy and so delicious. :) With all my Italian cooking homemade ravioli is something I've never tried. I just keep CELENTANO RAVIOLI in the freezer. I'll have to give your recipe a try,and buy a pasta roller, there are some baked goods that I hear that the roller is good for also.

Thanks for sharing. Have a good weekend.


Rue said...

Hi Robyn :)

I'm officially drooling now LOL That looks wonderful and much easier than I thought!


Envoy-ette said...

The more I scrolled down...the more my mouth was watering! LOL!

Maria Berg said...

My 3 dotters would love ti have the heart pasta! MB

Sue said...

Robyn, I've always wanted to do pizza on the grill- saw a recipe and stole it from the dr.s office about 10 years ago. If you read my last post....I'm a procrastinator sometimes... but 10 years?!? it all looks good, toots!
:-) Sue

Elizabeth said...

I don't know what amazes me more, Robyn, that you MAKE your own ravioli and pizza, or that you documented it all so carefully! Great post!

Twice as Nice said...

WOW You're quite the cook. Two homemade meals made from scratch in one night? My hubby would love ya! HA.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH YUMMY do make it look so easy and great...May you have a great week my friend...I'll talk to you when I get back from Texas...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nicole Feliciano said...

You make it look so easy! Thanks for this great post and I hope to see you next week at Friday Feasts.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Robyn, it all looks so delicious... YUM!!!

I love your little hearts, I'll try to remember that the next time I make pasta. :) So sweet!

Oh, and the PIZZA! I wish I could have a bite of it right now, it looks fabulous. Great job!

Susie Q said...

This all looks amazing! You are a cooks cook! Can I borrow you to come teach me your tricks and recipes?? : )

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Robyn, I am so going to make this pizza dough and try the grilled pizza! Sounds wonderful.

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY FREAKING HECK.....that is just too domestic for words. I swear I'm gonna feel so guilty when I open that bag of store bought....ok maybe for only a second...but there will be guilt none the less.