Sourdough pasta

RECIPE: Another tester for ways to use up sourdough starter discard. I generally followed the recipe, but did add a little water during the kneading process. PREPARATION: The dough was really dry and hard to knead. It turns out that semolina is not the same thing as semola. Semola has a much finer grind –…

Beef Chasseur Pasta

RECIPE: I’ve been wanting to make pasta for so long but felt it was too hard to get right. Recently I was able to get a pasta roller attachment for my Kenwood Chef (stand mixer) for a reduced price, so had to give it a go. Some time ago I bought the most recommended Italian…

Gnocchi

RECIPE: I know gnocchi isn’t what you’d expect on a pastry blog, but it involves working with dough, and I’ve always wanted to try making it, so I’m sneaking it in here. The recipe is from a book that is generally regarded as the bible of Italian cooking, which often sits in the top 10…