Okay, I have two wonderful news to share with all of you.
First, my Spiced Browned Butter Nature's Pride Breadsticks with Dark Chocolate Ganache recipe was chosen by Nature's Pride. Which means that I'm one of six Featured Publishers invited to the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco as a Nature's Pride Bread Ambassador!
I'll be demonstrating the recipe for all to taste. How nerve racking and exciting at the same time. Airfare and accommodation will also be covered! I've always wanted to visit San Francisco. How perfect!
Thank you so much for choosing my recipe and giving me this opportunity!
And second, I made my first homemade pasta! Using my newly acquired KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment. Okay, so the machine did most of the work. But a big thanks to the hubs who works really hard to fulfill my need for kitchen gadgets on my Amazon wish list, teehee.
The first time I had homemade pasta was at Briscola, a Charlie Palmer Restaurant in Reno Nevada of all places. I know, Reno is definitely not a foodie spot but we were there visiting my sister in law.
I was so impressed by the texture of the pasta that I wanted to make my own. So I did. Spinach pasta and it was fabulous.
I used my Homemade Tomato Sauce and added ground sirloin beef. You can add your favorite meat. Chicken, turkey, veal, pork or a mixture. Or no meat at all. Its up to you.
Spinach Pasta Dough
Adapted from foodnetwork.com
5 ozs Fresh Spinach, blanched and squeezed dry
1 lb All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 Large Egg
6 Large Egg Yolks
2 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1. A) In your processor, combine flour, salt & B) blanched spinach. C) Process well.
2. A) With the processor running, add eggs & egg yolks, B) and olive oil through the feed tube. C) Add a couple of tbsp of water until dough begins to form a ball around the middle, add more as necessary, about 2 minutes.
3. Take a handful of dough and form into a firm ball. Repeat until you use up the dough.
4. A) Roll dough out and run through pasta machine B) I used my fettucini attachment and followed manufacturer's instructions. Dust with flour. Dry or cook right away.
The beautifully naturally green spinach pasta was incredible.
A) Take your fork and twirl the pasta onto fork.
B) Feed your offspring.
C) Learn to Slurp.
D) Eat. Repeat.
Use your favorite tomato, cheese or asian style sauce. Or you could even use it in a soup. It's up to whatever your heart desires. Or your tummy. Enjoy!