31 January 2010
I have been using the pasta machine with basic tagliatelle attachment for a while with great results. Today I decided to have a go with the ravioli attachment now that I felt sufficiently experienced with working with the pasta. There's not much in the way of instruction with this attachment and I resorted to the internet to try and find a helpful video. Once I realised what to do it actually worked very smoothly, filling the pockets and turning out the ravioli below. However, I wasn't altogether happy with the results. Firstly it didn't cut well through the pasta so was fiddly to remove cuttings and sometimes the filling leaked out. I'm aware that there are ideals in thickness and flouriness etc of the pasta sheet for cutting but this was not explained for the ravioli attachment and I didn't know how to improve the results. The main issue I had overall was how little filling went in each pocket, I used hardly any of the spinach cheese filling I had made and resorted to serving it on the side of the pasta. They were nearly flat, not like in the picture, I made a very fine mixture, but again no instructions on how to get the best out of this product. I'm sure I can do better with this machine but I don't know where to start! Maybe Lakeland could do an instructional video?
A note from the team
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