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Fresh Pasta Cooking Set

£32.50

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SKU: SC0094
Cuisine: Italy
Recipe Ideas: Top Pasta Making Tips

Description

There's no doubt that great pasta making is an art form. This pasta making starter kit contains everything needed for a novice to start making impressive pasta dishes.

Equipment

The kit includes an Italian tapered rolling pin which is the traditional tool for rolling out sheets of hand-made pasta. Many say a tapered rolling pin will roll dough more thinly and with greater control than the more common 'handled' rolling pins - hence why they are favoured for pasta-making. Instead of gripping this rolling pin at either end, rest the flat palms of your hand at either end to guide the rolling pin. To take things to the next level the fluted pastry wheel produces beautiful ravioli with crimped edges.

The Book

Italian Cooking School: Pasta includes 75 fail-proof recipes for fresh pasta from the world’s most trusted and bestselling Italian cookbook series.

Ingredients

Of course, great pasta is as much about having the right ingredients as it is the right equipment. The complete pasta making kit comes with 1kg 00 flour, or ‘doppio zero’ which is what most Italian households use to make fresh egg pasta. Italian 00 flour is finely milled  from the whitest part of the grain.

The kit also includes 1kg durum semolina traditionally used for making dried pasta. Semolina gives fresh pasta a great taste and texture when used 50:50 with 00 flour.  It comes from processed durum wheat, which has a particularly robust kernel and is milled so that it chips into tiny, hard granules instead of being pounded into dusty flour. In 1967, a law was passed in Italy which required all dried pasta to be made from durum wheat and water, which explains why the country’s pasta is famed for its distinctive bite, texture and slightly nutty flavour.

Finally the Frantoio Muraglia extra virgin olive oil in a rainbow tin is a fine Italian olive oil in a decorative tin. The eye-catching design with intensely fruity olive oil inside makes this hamper a great gift. Or just something lovely to have on your kitchen table!

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