The food was ok, don't get me wrong, but it's a fairly meat-centric (kebab) food scene out there. So I ate a lot of vegetable shish! But I did have some lovely food too. However, I am a massive numpty and didn't realise until I was half way to the airport, that I had left my phone at home. So no food pics. To make up for this, I'm going to recreate some of the better things I ate when I was there and veganise some Turkish food and do a post or 2, at some point in the future.
Anyway, this past weekend I got it into my head that I needed to make fresh pasta, as it's something I'd never done before. I was hoping to find a second hand cheapo pasta machine in a charity shop (mainly so I could use this song as inspiration for the post title - I'm using it anyway because I can't think of anything funny and pasta related!). I had no luck though and I'm impatient, so I went into TK Maxx and bought a Jamie Oliver one for £25, which I thought was pretty good.
I haven't quite got this pasta recipe right yet and my filling was pretty predictable (tofu ricotta & spinach), so once I've perfected it I'll post a follow up and a recipe. I'm pretty sure I can come up with a more inspired filling! haha.
Also, I think that rolling the dough out all the way to the lowest setting made it too thin. The pasta was soooo delicate and I think it needed to be a wee bit thicker, so next time I will stop on 3 or 2.
Doesn't look that great in this pic does it. Looks kinda like a bowl of brains. BRAAAIIINNZZZZ!
I added some pan-fried pieces of Cauldron's new Italian Tofu as well for a bit of extra tofuiness. Yes that is a word. (I can't find this on Cauldron's website, which is weird, otherwise I'd link to it! I swear I didn't make it up!)
I also made tagliatelle, which is super easy because this machine has a cutter for this. Unfortunately I have no pic of the dinner I made with it because I overcooked it and it was proper mooshy! It really only does need about a minute in the water, not 3! But here's a pic of the uncooked pasta!
"I wear your granddad's clothes, I look incredible, I'm in this big ass coat, from the thrift shop down the road!"
ehhheheh, good luck gettin' that out your head!
Hope you're all having an excellent week & happy humpday.