I didn't just make pancakes at the weekend. Actually, I went a bit flour mad. Flour-tastic as I like to say. You wanna know what I got up to? Well read on... I made something I'd never done before in my ENTIRE life.
Wait for it.....
PASTA!!!!!!!!!!! (yes I know, what was that all about, I'm mental!!)
I followed the recipe in the River Cottage family cookbook and I must say it was amazing. Not the easiest thing to do, but then it was my first time. It got a wee bit messy, but I can live with that. I'm sure I'll cope better with the flour and egg mixing next time. But what I want to say is this. Yes it's more effort that just getting some dried pasta out of a bag. Yes it'll get your kitchen a little messy. But if you've ever done this yourself before you'll know what I'm talking about. It's oh so worth it. Honestly. And no I don't have shares in the egg and flour industry ;-) This is coming from my heart. And my belly ;-)
It was so good we had it for Sunday lunch. Forget the roast, bring on the pasta!!!! It couldn't have been any better: home made fresh egg pasta, home made tomato sauce (easy recipe using carrot and celery for a bit of veg goodness!) and grated parmesan cheese... YUM!!!!
But that wasn't all, that wasn't enough for my crazy little self. I had to go on to make some bread too, recipe from the same Hugh F-W book referenced above (easy white loaf). I've made bread before, but this one is particularly good. And even though it was made on Sunday, it was still fresh this morning. This may not seem very long to some, but I found homemade bread can sometimes go stale fairly quick, so this one was good all round!
One last thing though... my wrists are still recovering from all the kneading!! Happy Thursday all xx