Pasta in Pink
Home-made tagliatelle turns a beautiful deep pink colour when you add just a touch of beetroot juice to the flour along with the eggs. It does make the dough a bit trickier to work with though. A good alternative is to use a natural red food colour which, being a powder, doesn’t add any extra moisture to the dough.
Heart-shaped pasta can be cute without being embarrassing, like the recipe for simple pasta hearts with sage butter sauce at The Epicurean, or the heart-shaped pasta at Annie’s Eats . A heart-shaped ravioli stamp will mean that you don’t have to rely on freestyle, heart-shaped cutting.