Category Archives: Pasta

Tortellini in the Snow

Finished tortellini

Finished tortellini

As many of you will know our little bit of England (Warwickshire) has had a fair amount of snow, so sporting alternatives have had to be devised. Making and stockpiling pasta turned out to be a great idea. On the menu was mixed mushroom tortellini, with extra garganelli.

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Flavoured Pasta

I have previously written quite an extensive post about my pasta making exploits, so I have held of posting other pasta related posts, cos frankly they are all very similar. So I tried something different – flavoured (and coloured) pasta. I made three batches, one normal, one spinach and one tomato.

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Adventures in Pasta

So my girlfriend got me a pasta maker for Christmas. My previous attempts at pasta had resulted in tasty, but heavy, tagliatelle. Initially I wasn’t sure what difference a pasta maker would make. It’s ability to roll pasta into thin sheets, whilst labour saving, couldn’t impact on the taste and texture, right? Wrong. Being able to work the dough through the maker at different thicknesses just gave the dough the silkiest of textures. Additionally it massively reduced the amount of flour needed for dusting, thus less flour to turn the water into a starchy soup.

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