Ravjul Malti (Maltese Homemade Ravioli)

READY IN: 35mins




  • Mix flour and semolina, make a well in the centre, add beaten eggs, olive oil and salt and using your fingers, start incorporating the flour into the flour. Knead until you have a soft pliable dough, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Filling:
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Cut the dough in 4 pieces and roll out each piece into a wide ribbon shape. do not roll out the dough too thin because this isn't a very strong dough. You can use a pasta machine or a rolling pin.
  • Put 1 tbsp of filling on 2 of the dough leaving them a bit spaced out. lay another sheet of pasta on top and using your thumbs press aroung the filling to make sure that the ravioli are sealed shut. Cut using a biscuit cutter cut out the ravioli and lay on more semolina. The remaining cut out pasta can be re kneaded and filled too.
  • Do not leave lying around for a long time ofr they will stick to each other.
  • To cook boil in salted water for 4 minutes ( but not a rolling boil).
  • To Freeze: freeze immediatley on a baking sheet dusted with semolina, once frozen pack in bags.
  • Serve topped with a plain tomato sauce and 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Drizzle a bit of olive oil, season with salt and pepper.