Making Real Dough at Home: Handmade Pasta Chapter of Cook the Part

April 7, 2011 1 comment

Most people don’t tackle handmade pasta at home on their own.  It seems somewhat daunting.  But when you consider tackling this with friends, this suddenly seems like a  fun, easy task.  That’s the power of teamwork… Team cooking takes people out of their comfort zones and frees them to explore new culinary adventures.  This team made Handmade Pasta with Homemade Sauces.  The Antipasti included Gorgonzola Bread, Focaccia with Dipping Oil and an Antipasti Plate.  When the dough was made and converted into ravioli, filled with sausage and veal and or cheese, the team enjoyed the Caesar Salad with Roasted Garlic Anchovy Dressing.  The sauces to compliment the ravioli included Marinara Fresca and Pesto.  Green Beans with Parsley and Bread Crumbs were served with the ravioli.  The team made homemade Lemon Gelato for dessert.  The recipe for the pasta dough can be found in an earlier post: http://bit.ly/dKk0RJ

The Marinara Fresca is included at http://bit.ly/fHeLSH




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One Response to “Making Real Dough at Home: Handmade Pasta Chapter of Cook the Part”

  1. Jacki Thau says:

    When fresh tomatoes are in season, may I suggest, 1 box of cherry tomatoes halved and quartered. 2-4 garlic cloves grated on the microplane grater, olive oil, salt to taste, a real healthy pinch of pepper flakes, and about 20 basil leaves washed, piled one on top of an other and then sliced on the bias. (Chiffonade). Toss all of this in a bowl, and check for seasoning and enough olive oil to coat. Let sit at room temp for about 30 minutes and then toss with cooked farfalle pasta…Pass the fresh grated parmesan around with the pasta…make sure you have enough! :) jacki

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