This is a great example of 'the right tool for the job'. A ravioli plaque helps you to make uniform sized ravioli in a whole lot less time. Plus, when ravioli are the same size and shape, they are easier to cook perfectly. Lay a pasta sheet across the frame, use the other piece to create the pockets. After you fill the pockets, lay another sheet of pasta across the top and roll a rolling pin across the top. Almost anything can be a filling for ravioli...use your imagination. Makes twelve 1 3/4" square ravioli.