Sunday evening our friends, Daniel and Brenda, invited us over into their amazing kitchen (about 3 times the size of mine) and I made them a dinner of fresh pasta and homemade pasta sauce. Here are a few photos from our evening, a slide show of all the photos and the recipes to make your own pasta feast.
Thanks to Rosanne, Daniel and Brenda for taking most of these photos as my ands were otherwise occupied.
You can find the complete recipe for the sauce, and the cookbook, Cucina Rustica, where we discovered it, in this previous blog post, “Recipes in Rotation: Sugo Sciue Sciue“.
You can also get the entire free Recipes in Rotation electronic cookbook via the web of via the Cookbook Cafe iPad app.
The recipe for the pasta comes from Mario Battali and it about as simple as it can be. Flour, eggs and olive oil. You can find the complete recipe here — Basic Pasta Dough.
Making a well of flour and adding the eggs and olive oil to the mix
Bringing it all together
Knead! Knead! Knead!
Rolling out the sheets
A cooperative enterprise
Cutting sheets into fettucini noodles
A pile of pasta
Into the sauce
…and into the bowl! Yum!
Here is a slideshow of all the photos from the evening.