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Fresh Pasta

April 7, 2019

It’s great to experiment with flavours and as pasta lovers I am always keep trying something new to jazz things up.  In this recipe I have used the electric kitchenAid attachment, however you can use a manual machine, or a simple rolling pin and pastry cutter to make o...

April 7, 2019

These little gems originate from Puglia in southern Italy.  Their name means little ears and are great with meat style sauces.  They take a little practice to make, but you will see as you start you will improve, and the shape begins to resemble what it should. Keep at...

October 14, 2018

Originating from Emilia-Romagna in Italy, these are a firm favourite with meat or creamy based sauces.  I use the manual pasta machine for this recipe which works perfectly, and quickly for them short notice moments. Always make that little extra so you can freeze a ba...

October 14, 2018

In Sicily, we have always known these as Macaroni, a long shape pasta like spaghetti but thicker with a hole in the middle. I grew up with these and mum used to make them on special occasions.  She has a machine, where she added all the ingredients and it done everythi...

October 14, 2018

A traditional pasta that originates from Liguira in Italy.  This style of pasta would generally compliment pesto dishes. The dough is shaped in a short thing twisted style pasta shape.  In this recipe, I've added tomato to the dough and also made them slightly bigger t...

October 14, 2018

I’ll call this one rustic, as it’s not the traditional shape of orecchiette pasta and I would use this style of pasta for pesto dishes or with pulses. The dip in the pasta shape scoops up the sauce nicely. They are of a thicker consistency, so have a lovely bite.

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October 14, 2018

I would generally use this style of pasta for meat sauces and also tend to slightly undercook them as I really enjoy the firm aldente texture. 250g worth would probably feed around 3 to 4 people, however it will be perfect for 2 hungry people. In this recipe I use “Gra...

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