I have a confession. My first interest in cooking was the TV show Ready, Steady Cook. (tacky, I know but no offence.. see you at 2pm) but watching the food media industry evolve in the last 10 years has caught my eye and I must say, I’m hooked.
Jamie Oliver is one Chef that I have always admired and however generic my fandom of Jamie is, he has some killer recipes.
I got a pasta maker for my birthday from my mum and have been itching to give it a go. So over the long weekend that’s what I did. It was time consuming but also rewarding, cheap and fun. Jackson had a Jamie Oliver cook book with step by step instructions – fate?
We spent the afternoon making dough and rolling sheets of pasta. Jackson pulled these super perfect dough kneading moves out of no where, I was seriously impressed. Has anyone made their own pasta before?
Jamie’s pasta recipe is basic, you can find it here and only requires 600gms Tipo 00 Flour and 6 eggs. I was surprised how easy it was to find the flour I needed! Score.
I don’t have any pictures of the actual rolling of the pasta because, it’s a very hands on activity and required 100% concentration for our first time. I made my own sauce to go with our tagliatelle (the thicker fettuccini) and voila, homemade pasta for dinner. It was tender and delicious and everything you’d expect home made paste to be.
I made a sweet potato, broccoli and pesto sauce with fresh ricotta and basil. It was delicious. I boiled the sweet potato and broccoli down till it was able to be mashed. I mixed some pesto and olive oil through the mash and thats all it needed.
It was a day of learning new skills, making a mess everywhere and having fresh homemade pasta for dinner – that’s amore!
Would you enjoy making your own pasta?
If you are after the entire recipe, send me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it across. I am going to give it a few more attempts and hope to master this skill ASAP.