Instructions for using a RAVIOLCASA 12

By | July 24, 2011

This post is for a different kind of technology – a ravioli template for making raviolis from fresh pasta. I have a hand-crank pasta machine that I use occasionally for making homemade pasta- usually fettucini. This weekend I purchased a new gadget for making ravioli – the RAVIOLCASA 12, made by Risoli. It’s an aluminum tray with dimples and serrated edges that you lay your sheets of pasta on, to form 12 raviolis at a time. It looks like this:

RAVIOLCASA 12

RAVIOLCASA 12 Ravioli Maker

It’s made in Italy. Unfortunately, the only instructions are printed on the box, in Italian. Here they are:

preparare la sfoglia, non troppo sottile, con farina e uova.
Infarinare bene la sfoglia da una sola parte
Distendere la sfoglia sul RAVIOLCASA 12 in modo da coprirlo interamente.
Mettere il ripieno negli incavi
Ricoprire con un’altra sfoglia leggermente umida
Comprimere bene con il palmo della mano e spianere il tutto
Passare accuratamente il mattarello nelle diverse direzioni esercitando una leggera pressione
Capovolgere il RAVIOLCASA 12 sul tavolo e si otterranno i ravioli tutti uguali e perfettamente chiusi.

I decided to type them in to Google Translate. Here’s the result:

preparing the dough, not too thin, with flour and eggs.
Flour the dough well on one side
Unfold the pastry on RAVIOLCASA 12 to cover it completely.
Put the filling into the recesses
Cover with another sheet slightly moist
Compress well with the palm of your hand and flatten the whole
Proceed carefully rolling pin in different directions by pressing lightly
Turn the RAVIOLCASA 12 on the table and get the ravioli are all equal and closed.

So, thanks to Google translate, I can now use my new gadget correctly! I found it funny that the box had ‘Made In Italy’ printed on it (in English, obviously), but the instructions were only in Italian (and only printed on the box! )

6 thoughts on “Instructions for using a RAVIOLCASA 12

  1. Carl

    I have seen interesting pictures of recipe results but did not know Spanish or French or whatever language it was used. You just reminded me that Google has a great language translating tool that is free. I learned Norwegian as a young man, but my skills are now very limited. Google translate came to the rescue and it really works well.

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  3. KAREN DOUGLAS

    I’ve been making my own pasta and ravioli for years, but this week in my haste I put my Raviolcasa in the dishwasher and it came out with a rough dark grey surface that won’t rub off. Usually it is shiny aluminum. Oh no ! I live in a nonItalian area and won’t be able to replace it until I go back to Ontario. Does anyone know why this happened and how I can reverse it ?

  4. Marilyn Bruce

    I have just purchased this same pasta template at a Paderno kitchen ware store in St. Johns, NL I really appreciated the translated instructions, I really just wondered if there was some special instructions that would imped my success at using this gadget.

  5. PJ

    Just bought this today at the Goodwill Store. $2. new in the box. I laughed at the Italian instructions. Can’t wait to make me some ravioli

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