Thursday, July 05, 2007

Myriam's Sebadas

I love this recipe so I've lifted it off Myriam's blog Once Upon a Tart. I hope I don't get into trouble.

She says "These sweet ravioli are called sebadas and are a traditional sweets from sardinia. they are filled with pecorino cheese and drizzled with orange blossom honey.
i once saw an italian nonna make these on TV - i must have been 4 or 5 years ago. but she did such a good job that i was almost licking the TV-screen and i have never forgotten about it to this very day. i thought it was about time i tried to make my own sebadas. i added some cinnamon - it tastes just so wonderful with the cheese and honey."

makes 4 large raviolis
4 slices of young pecorino, about 5mm thick and cut in circles of about 10cm (about 150g)
ground cinnamon
sunflower oil to fry
120g orange blossom or lavender-honey, slightly warmed in a pan
about 125g fresh pasta dough *

Place your fresh pasta sheets on a clean surface (or roll it out, if you are working with homemade dough). then cut 8 circles of about 15cm diameter. place one slice of cheese on 4 of the circles, brush the edges with water and top with remaining pasta circles. seal the edges tightly. or: cut cheese in 4 squares and place onto the rolled out pasta dough, cover & cut ravioli by using a ravioli cuter or sharp knive (thats how i did it - it's easy!) . make sure you seal the ravioli tightly since you dont want the cheese to run out while frying.

Heat the sunflower oli in a pot that's suitable for frying, making sure it's not getting too hot and smoky or the ravioli will burn. fry the ravioli for about 7-8 minutes until golden brown on every side. place them on kitchen paper and let drip off, then drizzle generously with the warm honey and dust with cinnamon. serve hot!

*If you cant get hold of fresh pasta dough at your deli, try this recipe


Cat said...

so this is a bit like a fried cheese pizza with honey on?

Silvana said...

Maybe it's more like deep-fried Macaroni Cheese with honey on....