Scraps From My Kitchen Table
Okay, okay it is time! Time I learn how to and put into practice the making of my own home made pasta! I luv it! I confess! And since the store bought stuff of any brand, I might add, leaves something to be desired, I must get over my inhibitions and just do it! I mean, I love making home made yeast breads so, how much harder or time consuming can it be than that?! Right?!
Hubby finally bought the pasta making attatchment to my mixer, (a few years ago,) and does not forget to bring it to my attention every now and again.
That said, I started looking for pasta maker videos last night on the web, (since I am a very visual learner,) to get the feel and grab some technique from those who have already been there and done that. I was surfing the Craftsy app on my Ipad when I came across this guy, "Giuliano Hazan" the son of a long line of Italian pasta makers whose late mother was a renowned Italian cooking doyenne Marcella Hazan, and wrote books of her own recipes and more. I found the history of this family to be of great intrigue to me, so I plan to delve further in to their Italian roots and recipes. So! Wish me luck and I'll try to keep you updated on my "progress."
Lots of love!
This is just one of those, plain as the nose on your face ideas that after you try it you wonder why haven't I ever thought to do this before?! But tonight, after wanting blueberry muffins for two or three days, I decided to make some to have with some coffee, only to find I had no blueberries! Fresh, frozen, canned, or other wise! What I did have was a just add water Betty Crocker blueberry muffin mix with artificial blueberries in a bag! So, I thought what do I have that can make these better? I came across a can of blackberry pie filling in the pantry and thought, would this be good?! I had to decide whether to stir it in with the mix, or to add a dollop in the center of the muffins? I decided to add a dollop in between two layers of the prepared batter. I didn't have to add any sugar because the pie filling is sweet a plenty. I just baked them according to the package directions and out came muffins fit to eat! YUM!
Of course, now I have to try them home made with different fruits! Give it a try!