Kypriakes Ravioles (Cyprus Ravioli)
~ Dough Ingredients:
~ 2 cups of hard flour
~ 1/2 a cup plus of water
~ A pinch of salt
~ Filling Ingredients:
~ 1 Halloumi cheese grated
~ 2 eggs
~ Dry mint
|~ Dough Preparation:
~ Place the flour in a large bowl, add the salt and mix.
~ Pour the water a little at a time as much as it will take and knead into a stiff dough.
~ Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and set aside for about 20 minutes.
~ Filling Preparation:
~ Place the grated Halloumi cheese into a bowl, add the eggs and mint and mix well.
~ The filling mixture should be a little stiff.
~ If it is too stiff add another egg or some more grated Halloumi or just use as much of the original 2 eggs as needed.
~ Shape the filling into a roll and cut into small pieces.
~ Cut the dough into two equal pieces and roll them into thin Filo sheets.
~ Place the filling mixture pieces on the first Filo sheet at 5 cm intervals.
~ Cover the first sheet with the second and press the two sheets firmly with your fingers around the filling.
~ Cut the ravioles with a round cutter (if one available) or with a small glass.
~ Place the made ravioles on a lightly floured pan and continue the above process until all the filling mixture is used.
~ In a casserole bring to boil some chicken broth and cook the ravioles for about 12-15 minutes.
~ Remove the ravioles with a slotted spoon from the casserole and place in a serving platter.
~ Sprinkle generously with grated Halloumi cheese some dry mint and serve hot.
~ Good luck and bon appétit.