We try to keep our utensil drawer lean and mean. We keep the unitaskers to a minimum. But that doesn't mean we can't look (and sigh over) a few focused tools that promise us that we'll do things like make ravioli from scratch.
These ravioli cutters mark, cut, and seal ravioli in one step. The automatic ejector easily removes the ravioli from the stamp. You can get them in a round or a square version. We think they're awfully pretty, especially with that wooden handle.
Of course, we'll probably keep on doing our ravioli the old-fashioned way: we cut out the dough with small biscuit cutters, fill, and seal the edges with a damp paper towel. It's time-consuming, but worth it for fresh homemade ravioli.
But sometimes it's fun to look at such a sweet little tool and pretend that our yearly ravioli-making party will turn into a weekly habit. Do you make ravioli at home? Have any helpful tips?
• Italian Ravioli Ejector Stamps, $15 at Sur La Table
And a recipe: Goat Cheese and Shrimp Ravioli