Week Forty-Five – Pasta Making with Twiddle

Surely life is far too short to make your own pasta? You just chuck it in the pan from the bag of dried stuff and hey presto. That’s what I thought, but then I was intrigued when a pasta making workshop came up. If nothing else I would learn something new and spend time with a friend while doing it. I had no idea I’d come out with a pasta machine on my Christmas list.

It’s so easy! I was absolutely staggered. We made the dough, kneaded it then let it chill. We learnt how to use various tools to shape the pasta into bows, tubes, ribbons – I was taken back to the hours I used to spend playing with playdoh with the girls, only this time we could actually eat it.

I went on to make pasta with beetroot powder while my friend made hers green with spirulina. I want to get on and experiment with turmeric and even cacao.

Not only did we love making the shapes, we then ate half of them along with a delicious arrabiata sauce, homemade houmous and bread. Lunch and learning something new are two of my favourite things and it’s rare I get to do them at the same time.

So now I’m itching to get my hands on a pasta machine because I know my youngest in particularly is going to want to make her own pasta. She’ll make much more beautiful shapes than me.

I can highly recommend this workshop as something mindful, focused, tasty and sociable. It’s also a darn sight easier than throwing a pot. You can find out more by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pg/twiddlefood.co.uk/posts/

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