Ravioli di Zucca

Make your pasta. Not sure how? Here I explain how to make the best homemade pasta in the world.

Now for our recipe. All you need is to make the filling!

You’re going to need:

  • butternut squash or pumpkin, chopped and baked tossed with oil, salt and vinegar
  • nutmeg
  • grated parmesan

Remove the skin from the pumpkin. Put it in a bowl and add a dash of nutmeg and grated parmesan. Blend. Taste for seasoning and adjust.

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Once rolled, the pasta dried very quickly. Either you live in a humid place, do this on a rainy day or be very careful. If it’s a dry day in Spain, only roll the dough you are ready to use immediately and keep the rest covered in cling film.

Roll a long strip and place a teaspoon of filling about 6cm from the next. Once you’ve done that, roll another strip and cover.

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Carefully press the dough together around the filling – try and remove all air bubbles that might break the pasta when it’s boiling.

Boyfriend knows how to do this very well.

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Now, cut the pasta with a beautiful cutting wheel.

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Homemade pasta is amazing. It doesn’t matter if it’s not aesthetically gorgeous, because the taste will be out of this world.

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Boil some salted water and delicately drop the ravioli in when it’s boiling. As soon as they all rise, count to twenty and strain them!

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The best sauce for ravioli di zucca? Slightly brown a dollop of butter, sizzle some sage leaves in it until they start to become crunchy, swirl the ravioli in this sauce and serve with as much parmesan as your heart desires.

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Easy huh?

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I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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