And last night, because, did I mention? I have no money? WELL, I made home made pasta. Well, attempted to. I heard it on the radio, Danny Watson on News Talk ZB... was asking how we were getting by, because, actually, I'm not the only one with no money. Well a lady rang in who'd grown up in Germany and learnt to get by on nothing and gave a recipe for pasta. And it was SO COOL, because I was bemoaning the fact there was only enough money for 2 risoles a night a week BUT... it turns out that to make this pasta-thing I made, I could have got by with only 1 risole for the whole dinner!!
And I totally gave myself a big pat on the back for my improvised cookie-cutter... a CAN!!
I didn't have the internet to help me, so the recipe was just: 2 eggs , a cup and half of flour and salt and oil.
Then I rolled it out thin as I could with a rolling pin, cut out circles with a tin (can), and added the filling, wet the edges with water and pressed them in half with a fork.
For the filling I just chopped up 2 risolles and added a small ammount of tinned tomatoes I had. They were perfect because they are SO SALTY, and homemade pasta can be a bit bland because it's quite hard to get it thin enough with just a rolling pin. I 've made this before and it was a disaster, but this time... pretty good!
I think next time I'll cut the circles in half. I know there's a name for this stuff...it's in the shops but I just don't know... Ravioli or something. If Ravioli is Italian for 'cheap dinner' then that's it.