Tag Archives | Pasta

More Kitchen Gadgets!

When I tried to make pasta for the first time a couple of weeks ago I immediately ran into a small, yet quite annoying problem. Being able to roll out pastry requires a rolling pin. Sure, I was able to use a wine bottle, but it’s not exactly ideal. So I added a rolling pin […]

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Pasta Making Second Attempt

My first attempt at making pasta wasn’t a “roaring success”, but as the saying goes “you live and learn”. This afternoon / evening I had a second go at it and tried my best to document it. Starting off right with the flour (sieved) and mixing it with the egg and oil: Last time round […]

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My First Attempt At Homemade Pasta

As I mentioned the other day, I now have a pasta machine, so I really wanted to get started making my own pasta. The one “blocker” I’d run up against, apart from my complete lack of experience, was sourcing the right kind of flour. Fortunately my local SuperQuinn stocks it, so I picked up some […]

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Wanted: Pasta Recipes For One & OO Flour

As I mentioned yesterday, I now have a pasta machine. Yay! To make “proper” pasta you’re supposed to use OO flour, but from what I can gather it’s not readily available in most Irish supermarkets. If anyone knows of suppliers please let me know! In the interim I’ll probably use “strong flour” or another variant […]

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Fresh Ravioli with Tomato & Mozzarella

Fresh Irish Made Pasta

I love trying out locally produced food, so I picked up a packet of Pasta Milano’s Fresh Ravioli with Tomato & Mozzarella: I like pasta and buying fresh pasta is something I like to do assuming that I’m planning on cooking it within a couple of days. The Fresh Ravioli with Tomato & Mozzarella comes in a […]

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Vegetables & anchovies

Cooking With Random Vegetables & Anchovies

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been cooking quite random dishes of my own concoction. Partially because I like experimenting and partially because I keep ending up without the right combination of ingredients for “normal” recipes. This evening, for example, I had some leftover tomatoes that were “on their last legs” ie. if I […]

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