Carrying on as we cook our way through the corona crisis, here are recipes for my favourite handmade fresh pasta and dried pasta dishes from the last 13 years on Eat Like a Girl.
Don’t forget to check out and cook from the first post in this series: 9 Recipes for Homemade Bread, Flatbreads and Pizza, which has recipes for my favourite bread, including Irish soda bread and the blaa, and my favourite speedy bread which requires just 20 minutes of your time, a frying pan and no yeast, the Irish soda farl. If they don’t grab your attention, breakfast bacon and egg pizza or smoky aubergine, red pepper and chicken skin flatbread will.
Fresh pasta and dried pasta are equally good, they are just different. Not all dried pasta are the same though in terms of flavour and nutrition so seek out bronze died extruded pasta if you can (it will say on the pack) which are generally slow dried and more nutritious as a result. Bronze died pasta also has a rough surface which grips the sauce, and are in general nicer to eat. But, you know, use what you have and what you can get.
I have included some of my favourites here, and there are many more on the site. Please forgive the terrible photography in the earlier recipes and don’t judge the recipes by them! Let’s get cooking. Continue reading