Before I start I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent such kind words after losing Clyde yesterday. It is comforting to know that so many people are thinking of us it is very much appreciated. I didn't have a good night last night really but we're doing okay today.
I always think that when you're feeling a bit down there's nothing quite like good food to lift your spirits. Not so long ago we bought a pasta machine, we got it for half price but we hadn't got around to using it, today we remedied that.
First of all we made some pasta from 150gms '00' flour and 2 eggs. I realised after that with the quantity of flour I should have used 3 eggs but it seemed to work out okay, we might tweak it a bit next time and try a slightly different recipe. Do you make pasta? What recipe do you use?
I made a well in the flour and mixed it in slowly drawing in the flour.
Then we kneaded the dough for about six minutes
...wrapped it in cling film and put it in the fridge to rest, it recommends thirty minutes.
Tagliatelle with Mushroom sauce
And here's the new toy
Whilst Joe played with it I made the sauce.
Ta dah!! Pretty good for our first attempt, it was pretty darned delicious.
Oh and the lettuce was from our garden!