Homemade Pasta Made Simple: A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night by Manuela Zangara

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  • Know-by-heart egg pasta dough

    • Astrid5555 on December 08, 2020

      Agree with Lepa, easy to work with, pleasantly chewy pasta dough.

    • Lepa on July 07, 2020

      This is a solid pasta dough, easy to work with and pleasantly chewy.

    • ashallen on March 20, 2021

      This recipe has nice, basic instructions for making egg pasta dough by hand or mixer/food processor and, as mentioned by Lepa and Astrid5555, the final pasta has good texture. Even if one's precise about the weight of eggs used, the amount of flour needed can vary with flour type, humidity, etc. Using Italian 00 soft flour and mixing by hand, I only needed 10.5-11 oz vs. 14 oz flour as called for in the recipe for 8 oz eggs.

  • Pumpkin ravioloni quadrati

    • Astrid5555 on December 08, 2020

      Added some leftover ricotta cheese to the pumpkin filling, served with sage butter, quite nice.

  • Eggplant and tuna sauce

    • Lepa on July 07, 2020

      I liked this sauce but it needed more umami. If I make it again I will add some anchovies and red pepper flakes while cooking the onion.

  • Rombi

    • Lepa on July 07, 2020

      These pasta shapes got folded and were therefore a bit lumpy when I cooked them. Next time I will use more trays after I cut them.

  • Prawn and leek caramelle

    • mjes on September 08, 2021

      I rarely make filled pasta but caramelle is an exception. For prawn and leek filling, I decided that a brown butter sage sauce was the best bet as the sauce could easily overpower the filling.

  • Chickpea soup

    • ashallen on August 16, 2020

      I was happily surprised by how tasty this soup was given how simple the recipe is - very satisfying! The style is more broth-y than some other bean soups. Because the recipe's so simple, the taste of whatever broth you use comes through. I had only 2 c "beef broth" (liquid leftover from simmering beef for another dish) and used a strong chicken stock for the rest - worked well. I stirred in cooked egg noodles leftover from another dish instead of cooking pasta directly in the soup as specified in the recipe (which would have thickened it further). Recipe specifies "1 sprig" rosemary - I used a 4-inch sprig of very fresh rosemary from the garden but that was a bit much and would use just 2-3-inches next time.

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  • ISBN 10 1623159180
  • ISBN 13 9781623159184
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Aug 08 2017
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 246
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Rockridge Press

Publishers Text

Italians have been making pasta at home for ages--now you can, too! And with the Homemade Pasta Made Simple pasta cookbook, it’s NEVER been easier!

From fresh lasagna sheets to decadently stuffed ravioli, you LOVE homemade pasta. Yet when it comes to making pasta at home, you’re still a little hesitant. Will it be too difficult? Do you have the right skills? The truth is that the secret to making pasta at home is just how simple it actually is.

Homemade Pasta Made Simple is your all-in-one pasta cookbook for truly easy, stress-free pasta making at home. If you want to learn to make pasta for your family any night of the week--and having fun while doing it--then Homemade Pasta Made Simple is the pasta cookbook for you.

Say Ciao! to the infinite pleasures of pasta with this fun, beginner-friendly pasta cookbook that offers:

  • Know-by-heart dough recipes that will yield a variety of simple, foolproof pastas
  • Step-by-step instructions for making noodles, stuffed pasta, shapes, dumplings, and much more
  • An essential guide to basic skills and techniques, as well as fundamental equipment, to get you up and running
  • Over 30 effortless yet delectable sauce recipes to mix and match with your freshly made pasta
  • Time-tested Italian cooking guidance from Manuela Zangara, creator of the food blog Manu’s Menu

Whether you prefer your pasta hand-shaped, ribbon-cut, or stuffed, Homemade Pasta Made Simple is your go-to pasta cookbook for mastering the perfect pasta and so much more.

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