Welcome back to my learning project blog. I am happy to report that I have redeamed myself this go around. After my ravioli regrets on my last learning project post, I was anxious to try something new and put my failure behind me. But with my confidence a little on the low side I really was not sure what was going to happen with with making flavoured pasta. I am excited to say that my faith in my ability to learn how to make fresh pasta using online resources has been restored.
Surprisingly, making flavoured pasta was not that hard. I have to admit that I looked at so many sites and recipes that I honestly lost count. I wanted to make sure I was finding resources that would lead me to success. A came across the site recipetips.com and found a page titled, flavoured and coloured pasta. Here there was information for over twenty different types of flavoured pasta. It had the information displayed in a chart which make the information very easy to read. The columns include the flavouring agent, a description, the taste, and the colour. I decided that I wanted to try making spinach pasta, partly because that is what I had in the freezer and because I wanted to see if I could actually achieve that bright green colour I had seen in pictures on an Instagram account that I follow called Freshpastafun.
I ended up finding a new egg dough recipe to use that included the use of spinach and garlic. I ended up leaving the garlic out this time because I did not want it to be too overpowering. I found the recipe on Yummy. I have made fresh pasta enough at this point that the mixing and needing process have become pretty simple but the recipe on this site also includes a good set of step by step intructions.
Here is the video of me making spinach flavoured pasta. You will see that the dough is quite a bit softer than than the traditional egg dough pasta that I have made before. I was a little worried at first but it ended up to be easier to handle that I thought it would be.
I decided to take the easy route and make a packaged alfredo sauce, I followed the directions on the package but then tossed in a pan with the cooked pasta, sauteed mushrooms and garlic. Honestly I don’t think we could have had a better sauce to pair it with. The creamy alfredo coated the spinach fettuccine and the mushroom and garlic added a nice earthy flavour to balance out the richness of the creamy sauce.
I was so happy that this turned out as I have plans to try a few more flavours that were included on the recipetips.com site. Perhaps chocolate pasta?? Before I try that I think I might need to try ravioli again, I am determined to get that figured out. Either way I hope you join me for my next perfect pasta learning project blog.
“Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.” – Julia Child – Quote retrieved from atozguotes.com https://www.azquotes.com/quote/660280