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Cooking Class in Italian

I need more work on my pasta-making skills

I took a cooking class in Italian with a group of advanced Italian speakers. On the menu:

- Homemade tagliatelle
- Homemade tomato sauce
- Spinach and onion frittata

We started with the pasta, by mixing an egg into pasta flour (its a little less ground than all-purpose), and kneading the dough as we incorporated more flour.

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Then, we rolled it out thin:

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Once it was thin enough, we folded it in three, and cut strips:

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We dropped it in a pot of boiling water, and let it cook for 5 minutes before we drained it, and tossed it with the sauce!

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During the process of making the pasta, we made our tomato sauce. We cut fresh tomatoes into large chunks, and tossed them into a pot with garlic that had been warming in olive oil, and fresh basil.

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The end result? Delicious!

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We also made a frittata, with a mountain of onions and a few zucchini. We sliced both thin, and tossed them in a pan with garlic and oil, and cooked them until they were soft:

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We poured scrambled eggs mixed with parmesan cheese and cracked white pepper over the top, and let the bottom brown until there is a nice crust (it makes it easier to flip!)

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Yummy! I can't wait to cook it with friends at home! I'm hoping I can figure out a way to make gluten-free pasta for RNB - it shouldn't be too hard, just a matter of practice.

Posted by Traveling Spoon 04:40

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