6/28/2011

Stella Artois

"She is a thing of beauty."





6/22/2011

Homemade Ravioli

Step 1: Mix together the flour and semolina.

Step 2: Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
Crack the eggs into the well.

Step 3: Put a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt in the well.

Step 4: Knead the pasta dough by pushing down and away from you
with the palm of your hand.
Continue this until the dough is smooth.

Step 5: Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.
With the slot of the pasta machine on its widest setting,
turn the handle while feeding the dough into the slot.
Gently hold the flattened dough as it comes out of the pasta machine.

Step 6: Place any kind of ravioli filling and use an
egg wash to seal the two sheets of pasta together.
Use a pastry brush to work around the filling and
thinly coat the entire surface of the pasta sheet.
Gently lay the top sheet of pasta over the layer covered with filling and cut.
Fresh pasta will cook in minutes, so make sure to not overcook them.

Top with an organic tomato sauce made from scratch like this one,
or simply drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Buon Appetito!!

6/01/2011

Look Closer...2

A sequence to my last post of close ups...