<![CDATA[Cooking Courses in Italy - Cooking Courses in Italy Blog]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:45:52 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Learn how to make Fresh Pasta on your Cooking Courses in Italy]]>Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:34:46 GMThttp://www.cooking-courses-in-italy.com/cooking-courses-in-italy-blog/learn-how-to-make-fresh-pasta-on-your-cooking-courses-in-italyPasta fresca

Fresh pasta

The standard recipe for making fresh pasta is to use one egg for every 100 g of ‘00’ flour. In the south of Italy many add a little salt for flavour, some add water for elasticity or economy and some add olive oil to stop the pasta drying quickly. However, we use only eggs and flour. We keep our own chickens and sometimes their eggs can be a little small so a splash of water makes up the difference in size to obtain the perfect ratio.

Makes enough long pasta (such as tagliatelle) for 4 as a main course or 6 as a starter

200 g ‘00’ flour, plus a little extra if necessary

2 medium free-range eggs, preferably corn-fed for colour

Tip the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into the centre. Using a table knife, gradually mix in the eggs and flour, starting in the centre and working your way outwards. Keep mixing until you get a thick paste, then use the fingertips of one hand to incorporate the rest of the flour until you get a ball of dough. Remove the dough from the bowl and place it onto a floured surface. Knead the dough by stretching and rolling it until it stops sticking to the palm of your hand, adding a little more flour if necessary. It should form a soft but firm ball that bounces back to the touch when prodded. If the dough becomes too dry, return it to the bowl and add a drop or two of water. Knead it again or use a food processor.

Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave it to rest for 20 minutes or up to a day in the fridge. It is now ready to go through a pasta machine or to be rolled by hand.

It’s a simple as that…

Enjoy!
Or visit a cooking course in Italy where you will learn how to make pasta....
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<![CDATA[Cooking courses in Italy]]>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:21:14 GMThttp://www.cooking-courses-in-italy.com/cooking-courses-in-italy-blog/cooking-courses-in-italy2Good Tastes in Tuscany is a Cooking school in Italy that offers hands-on Cooking Classes in Tuscany since 1999. Through many years of experience we have shaped our authentic Tuscan cooking classes to reveal you the authentic face of that Italian way of life that is so attractive to all . Our Culinary tours will expose you to the best food and wine that our beautiful region has to offer. Select from a three day basic or advanced multiple days course or a culinary vacation tour. Enjoy a rewarding three day or a week in the unique  spacious kitchen of  the Renaissance masterpiece Bellorcia with hands on cooking lessons with one of our  qualified Italian chefs who will teach you all the tricks and technics of the Authentic Tuscan cuisine.
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<![CDATA[Cooking courses in Italy]]>Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:37:00 GMThttp://www.cooking-courses-in-italy.com/cooking-courses-in-italy-blog/cooking-courses-in-italy1Thank you so much for the experience of a life time. We made wonderful friends at this cooking vacation in Tuscany and will treasure the memories… 
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<![CDATA[Cooking Courses in Italy]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:31:52 GMThttp://www.cooking-courses-in-italy.com/cooking-courses-in-italy-blog/cooking-courses-in-italyA new community on Google + about "The Art of Pasta Making"
We created a new community on Google+ about the Art of Pasta Making.
We are there to talk about fresh homemade pasta. We are proud that "fresh pasta" is one of the best-known and most-consumed foods in the world.
Most people can’t make good fresh pasta because they lack 2 important things: knowledge and passion. Pasta-making is an ART, and like all arts it requires a great passion and knowledge.
We encourage pasta lovers to explore the "world of fresh pasta" and share their experiences with us at our 
Cooking Courses in Italy In this community you will explore and discover the history, the techniques, the ingredients, the recipes, the knowledge, the passion and all there is to know about "fresh homemade pasta".
And remember we love the traditional way to make fresh egg pasta, only with a wooden board, a rolling pin and a sharp knife (not with pasta-maker!!!).
For this reason in Italy we offer pasta making courses, because we want to introduces everyone to the world of fresh pasta and tell them about our great
passion! Become our followers also on Cooking Courses in Italy
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