They are typical of my hometown, Bologna (actually my "home-province" lol) so I've been eating them since I was very, very little...I never get tired of them and I could never live without eating them! :D
I am writing this instructable to teach you how to make tortellini from scratch!
It may take some time to make them, but believe me, it's worth it...
You can't compare these homemade tortellini to the already made ones. I am sure you know what I mean if you taste them!
ps: these are the original Tortellini Emiliani. You can call them tortellini because of this filling. The ones with a different kind of filling have a different name.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 5 eggs
- 500 gr (2 cups) flour
- olive oil
- 200 gr (7 oz) pork loin
- 100 gr (3.52 oz) mortadella
- 100 gr (3.52 oz) prosciutto
- 100 gr (1 cup) grated parmesan
- 2 eggs
- pasta machine
Unfortunately I have no pictures for this but it's very easy to make:
grind your pork loin with mortadella and prosciutto at least 3 times.
Add the eggs and parmesan then a little bit of nutmeg and salt.
Mix everything and you are done!
Taste it to make sure that it's alright, you may need to add more salt.
Now put it aside for a while.
Prepare your flour on a table (or in a bowl, if you prefer), make a hole in the middle of the "fountain" and add your 5 eggs to it and a little bit of olive oil. Just like I said in the Lasagne recipe, oil will make the egg pasta more elastic.
Start to mix everything using a fork then incorporate the rest of the flour with your hands.
Keep mixing until your dough becomes smooth and homogeneous.