Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tortellini

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I know this is not baking related, but I had to write about my pasta making endeavour. When I saw a hand-crank pasta maker on sale a few weeks ago for $20.00 I couldn't resist.

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I had never previously had any interest in making pasta (or even eating pasta) but for the price, I figured that even if I failed miserably it could be a Play-Doh shaping toy for Zach. Fortunately for me (but unfortunately for Zach who now doesn't get to play with it), my pasta making attempt was a total success! I used a dough and spinach/ricotta filling recipe from Cooks Illustrated and made my first but definitely not my last batch of tortellini.

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I feel so accomplished. How many people can say they make their own pasta!? Before you know it, I'll be hanging pasta from the backs of my dining room chairs - lol.

The whole thing only took me about 1 hour to complete.

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These little gems will go perfectly with a fresh tomato basil sauce (with my own homegrown basil).

5 comments:

Good Timing said...

Mmm, those look so good, Tianne! Yum! You can come cook for me anytime! :P

(linds)

Katie said...

Oh wow, that is too cool for words. I want to give that a try too! Yum :) you're so clever!

gratinee said...

These look perfect. Kudos to you! I don't think I have the nerves left for making these myself.

Corey @ Family Fresh Meals said...

Whats better than homemade pasta!? NOTHING. Tia, this recipe looks amazing :)I would be honored if you would share it on my Recipe of the Week #2 PASTA post! There is a gift card giveaway ;) Hope you come join in the fun!

http://familyfreshmeals.blogspot.com/search/label/recipe%20of%20the%20week

PS... thanks for making me super hungry at 9:00am in the morning! HA :)

Mahmudul Hasan said...

It’s really a nice and useful piece of making description. Thanks for the share.great recipe.
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