The menu included Pici (above) with Sausage Sauce, Gnocchi al Pesto and Spinach Ravioli. I'm not sure if I can pick a favorite.
We hand mixed the Pici and Spinach Ravioli dough (above), let it sit for about 15-30 minutes, then used the pasta maker to roll the dough and cut the Pici (below).
|Natasha, DaNae' and Lyndsay|
A few hours and a couple glasses of wine later we were ready to dine.
|Dinner is ready|
What a great way to get the girls together on a Friday night. I would say pasta making was a success. Arica's ready to teach you and your friends how to make pasta too.
30 basil leaves
45 grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 garlic clove
15 grams walnuts or pine nuts
30 grams parmesan
Wash the basil leaves and pat dry. Place the basil, EVOO, garlic and nuts in a blender or use an immersion blender to puree. Add the cheese in last and pulse a few more times until smooth.
500 grams of potatoes
150 grams of flour
Boil the potatoes with the skin on starting from cold water. Once they very soft, peel them. Mash the potatoes very thoroughly with a food mill, food processor or potato ricer. Mix the flour, potato, salt and egg together until smooth. Roll the dough into long round stripes and then cut the gnocchi. Place in boiling water, when they float they are ready.