Sunday, February 28, 2010

A New Giveaway and Pappardelle

The winner of last weeks giveaway is: Melodie! Teddy's giveaway this week consists of these three books. With Spring a few weeks away I thought these would be helpful to someone who likes to garden. Each book has a section in the back to record notes. To enter, just leave a comment. If you are not a follower, sign on to follow. The winners name will be drawn on Sunday, March 7th. Good luck!


I forgot to show you this when I posted the Le Creuset the other day. For those of you who love this cookware, they now have a crepe pan. I can't wait to try it out.


And if you ever come across any of these containers grab them.


These are absolutely my most favorite storage containers ever. They are WMF from Germany.


There is a rubber seal around the inside of the lid.


When you put the top on, you pry up the edge of this navy rubber knob to 'burp' the air out and the lid seals. They are terrific!


I made a Bolognese the other day and I just had to make homemade pappardelle. This is the way pasta is made and served in Italy. It is simple but it does take time. You put 1 1/2 cups of flour in a food processor.


Then add 1/3 cup of semolina.


Pulse this to blend.


Then you take 3 whole eggs (one of mine had a double yolk) and 3 egg yolks.



Pour them into a container with a pour spout and whisk them together.


Pour them slowly into the flour mixture as you pulse the food processor.


This mix will be course and sticky.


I put it in my mixer and kneaded it until silky smooth.


This is my beloved magic mill. The best bread maker of all!


The pasta dough gets covered with plastic and sits for 30 minutes.


This is my pasta making attachment for my Kitchenaid. You can also use a hand crank pasta maker.


Basically this consists of two strong rollers and the knob on the front dials the thickness.


A cutting board is floured...


and the dough is dumped out on the flour to keep it from sticking.


After rolling the exterior of the dough in flour, it's cut into sections.


Each one of these pieces is put through the dough rollers starting with the lowest setting and working up to 6. This is why it is time consuming. Each piece had to go through each number 2-3 times.


You end up with long thin pieces of dough like this.


These are all hung to dry overnight.


This is what they look like before they are boiled. Some people cut them in neat little strips. Whenever I have eaten bolognese in Italy, it has always been served in irregular pieces. Tomorrow I will show you the finished dish.


Here is the little Domino sugar shaker I found at the thrift shop the other day. I always have a jar of vanilla sugar in my pantry. I use it in tea and coffee if I want a vanilla flavor. I sprinkle it on cinnamon toast. It is good on oatmeal and basically anything you would use sugar on. It is especially tasty on fresh fruit.


Again, this is very simple to make. Make a big jar of it so you can bake with it. Since I am making this for the shaker, I am cutting the vanilla bean in half. For a larger container leave the beans whole and use more than one bean. I make a superficial slice down the length of the bean.


Just pop them in the jar.


Add sugar to the top.


And in 3-4 days you will have vanilla flavored sugar. It can't be any easier than this!

23 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Can't wait to see the finished pasta dish! Already looks delicious!

And that vanilla flavored sugar is such a great idea... will try! ♥

Leathra said...

Oh! Oh please please please! Those look like wonderful little books, and I have a black thumb, and I'm trying desperately to have a balcony garden! >.< Please enter me in the contest!

...Could you possibly tell me where you got those, in case I don't win? I'd be willing to purchase my own.

Mozart's Girl said...

Mmmm Jaz - you've reminded me that i used to make lots of pasta and haven't for ages. Why not?? Just lazy, but you've pushed me into action now and I definitely will again. There's a name for that torn up pasta, I forget. Means something like 'odd rags' in Italian, very descriptive!! Would be honoured to win Teddy's giveaway, but loved reading this anyway! xox

Marie S said...

Wonderful Sunday recipes, I have gained weight reading your blog. I need to cut back to once a week or something.
I am always hungry when I leave your page.
Have a wonderful day.
And thanks so much for the fodder- body and soul!

Melodie said...

Those look like terrific books! I just bought some vanilla sugar,seeing how easy it is to make,I guess I'll just make it next time!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i am loving every juicy detail of this...was just cruising through my pasta book wondering what kind of sauce to make...

i LOVE making pasta too...

all of this looks wonderful...

can't wait to see it finished...and i am IN LOVE with that Domino sugar jar...darling :-)

hugs to teddy

kary and buddy
xxx

Pricilla said...

We planted celery but it didn't grow.
We have such a short season up here.
We are going to try again....

the wild magnolia said...

Congrats to the latest winner of Teddy's Treats!

Wonderful kitchen goodies.
The pasta will be yummy with whatever sauce is used.

I love the storage containers and the Domino sugar jar. Sweet.

Thanks for letting me visit again today. :o)

Happy Day.

The Wizardess epi said...

The pasta looks yummy, and pretty hilarious on the laundry drying rack. I will definitely try the vanilla sugar process.

Autumnforest said...

Since it's spring here and I'm gardening, that can't be more timely! I love the recipe--watching the steps is really interesting and fun! I like to use glass containers for storage (don't trust storing things in plastic). They have extremely reasonably priced ones at Ikea-and lucky me--I live 1/2 mile from one! They're not as heavy duty and nice as those, but they definitely make me feel better about storing foods safely.

oldblackcatboo said...

Making pasta might seem easy to YOU! LOL! I barely can make the vanilla sugar!
Oh! Please enter me in the giveaway!
Thanks! XOXOX to Teddy!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

oh! I had forgotten about cinnamon toast! I'm going to make some right now!

I received a Le Creuset crepe pan for Christmas! I love making crepes! Actually, I make crepes with blintz filling - my favorite. But we call them crepes LOL.

Vanilla sugar. Never thought of that. I just scrape vanilla beans in my coffee LOL

You are too gourmet for me!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´ve never maid pasta in my life, so I still have that too look forward too. But crepes I´ve donr several times. The pancakes we make over here is the same as we use for crepes :-) But what do You use the T-shaped thing for?
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Robin said...

Love your blog! Please enter me in the give away! Thanks!

Sugar said...

I love to see what youre going to cook next.. I love the crepe maker thingy..can't wait to see what you'll make with it!

Toni aka irishlas said...

I've been making a lot of pasta lately and have finally come to the conclusion it would be much easier with a pasta attachment for my Kitchenaid... I've been rolling out by hand. What a workout! haha
I would love to be entered into Teddy's give away! What lovely little books!

Jenna Gayle said...

My how I wish I had a pasta machine... and the time to use it!!

I'd loooove to win the books! They would work so well in the greenhouse!!

Kyddryn said...

Mmm...I'm comin' to your place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

The books look nifty - they'd make a nice addition to the burgeoning garden collection here at Casa de Crazy!

Cheers!!

Shade and Sweewtater,
K

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice pasta instructions. My friend has a pasta maker that she has offered to loan me. I might have to take her up on that.
Sign me up for the books! :-)

Kallan said...

I just love your blog! So many great recipes, photos and thoughts. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us!
Warmest,
Kallan

TMCPhoto said...

we'll be starting our first garden this year, I'm excited and nervous all at once.

I'm hoping that we'll be successful and I'm looking forward to fresh veg and berries...

Gruvkitty said...

I love your blog! It's such a treat, and your dog is the most adorable guy! (and that complement coming from a 2 Boston terrier Home!)

Bridgett said...

I'll be honest...I don't think I'd have the patience to make the pasta like that. But I sure admire you for doing so!

Vanilla sugar...sounds yummy!