In How to Make Your Own Pasta you will learn simple techniques to make stunning pasta from scratch using common store cupboard ingredients. Carmela Sophia Sereno shows you how to make even the most basic pasta dough into a variety of shapes and stunning designs using stripes, spots and delicate herbs.
You will find information on making pasta by hand as well as with a pasta-making machine, how to make gluten-free pasta, how to cook and store your pasta and what store cupboard essentials you should stock up on. Substitute ingredients are suggested throughout so that you rely on what you have in the house for those times when you just can't find what you're looking for in the supermarket.
The recipes in this book will leave the whole family satisfied, and include:
- Spaghetti carbonara
- Tagliatelle with a meat rague
- Orzo minestrone soup
- Gnochetti sardi with sausages and tomato
- Tortellini in stock
- Egg-layered lasagne
Beginners and expert pasta enthusiasts alike will be amazed at the range of pasta explored in this book, with dishes selected to delight not only with their exquisite taste but also by their beautiful and varied appearance.
Carmela Sereno is an Italian food writer and cookery tutor. She was raised on a small farm in the north of Bedfordshire. Her family originates from the regions of Puglia and Molise, in southern Italy.
Today, Carmela lives in a small Northamptonshire village with her four children and husband where she balances her family life with her work as an Italian food writer and author, cookery tutor, chef and recipe developer.