Tortellini from Scratch
Tortellini From Scratch
Serves 4 - 6
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons water
¼ teaspoon salt salt
You need a pasta machine for this recipe.
In a large bowl add the flour and make a well in the middle of the bowl by pushing the flour to the sides
Add the rest of the ingredients to the middle and with a fork start beating the eggs mix in the middle pulling in flour as you mix. Once mixed, knead the dough for 8 minutes.
Cut into four equal pieces and wrap the other three of the pieces in plastic wrap while you work with on piece.
Flatten the dough to about ½ inch. Lightly brush your pasta machine’s rollers with a tiny amount of flour. Run it through the lowest setting on your pasta machine, to the highest setting on your pasta machine going through each level twice.
On a lightly floured cutting board lay out your pasta out in sheets, measuring 1 ½ inches by 2 ½ make equal size square cuts with a pasta cutter, or pizza wheel. Or you can cut out shapes using a square cookie cutter or something you find in your kitchen.
Add about ¼ teaspoon of filling to each square. Add a little water around the rim of the pasta with your finger. Lift up the pasta square and fold the ends together.
Make sure you have a nice seal on the pasta. Fold backwards around your fingers then pinch the edges. You're done. Also as long as the tortellini is tightly sealed with filling they don't have to look perfect.
Place finished pasta on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment and dusted with flour. When all the pasta is done you can cover the try with more parchment paper and freeze. Once frozen remove from freezer and place in zip top plastic bags and place back in the freezer for future use.
If using right away grab a large pot and fill about ½ way up with water and bring to boil. Add pasta and cook for 2-3 minutes. Sauce anyway like. Enjoy.