Bringing Grandma's recipes to your kitchen, one slice at a time.


Perfect Homemade Tortellini


The tortellini dough

In a mixing bowl add the flour and create a well in the center.

To the well add, 2 whole eggs, 3 egg yolks, and a touch of olive oil, mix using a fork.

Slowly incorporate the flour from the edges into the eggs until a shaggy dough forms. On a flat surface pour the mix and knead by hand until smooth. About 3-5 minutes.

Wrap with plastic wrap and let it rest for 45 min.

To shape the dough, cut it into 4 even pieces, cover 3 of them to prevent drying. To one piece of dough lightly roll it into a ½ inch thick oval, and begin running it through a pasta roller on the widest setting. Flouring as needed, continue to roll your dough down to the #5 or #6 on the thinness setting. Repeat with the rest of your dough.

Cut your dough into 1-2inch squares depending on how large you want your tortellini. They’re now ready to fill.

To fill and shape add a pea-sized dot or ball or filling to the center of a square, brush the edges lightly with water, close two points together to create a triangular “taco” shape, then connect the two remaining unconnected points and you have tortellini. Repeat with the rest.

Tortellini soup:

Brodo Di Cappone(capon broth):

In a large pot, add vegetable oil, enough to coat the bottom, and heat up to medium-high.

Sear the beef, about 2 min per side or until caramelized, add the rest of the ingredients and cover with enough water to cover all the ingredients, except the parsley.

Turn up the heat to medium-high and when it begins to simmer, turn down the heat and let it cook for 2.5 hours. Do not let it boil. Using a skimmer, remove all the scum.

Add the parsley and let it cook for 30 min.

Remove from heat, strain all the ingredients and pass the broth through a chinois.

Remove any excess fat and cool down.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?