Fresh pasta recipes vary but are consistently much more tender compared to dried pasta and therefore take less time to cook. Depending on what the pasta Chef of the day feels like preparing homemade pasta can include but are not limited to styles of: ravioli, raviolini, spaghetti, capelli d'angelo, tagliatelle, trenette, fettuccine, lasagnette, pappardelle, reginette, mafaldine, linguine and gnocchi etc.
Furthermore, fresh homemade pasta has a delicate texture that can be served and enjoyed in a magnitude of creative and delicious sauces and herb garnishes. Not only can you enjoy this as a delicious treat but you can also gain from the health benefits.
Did you know that pasta is high in fibre and low in sugar and fat? Moreover, it is packed with complex carbohydrates and provides a steady release of energy. In addition, homemade pasta can be tweaked and altered using alternate flours such as: spelt, buckwheat or whole-wheat flour for those looking for optimal health benefits or those with gluten intolerances. When using alternate flours in your recipe you are also adding additional flavour; for example spelt has a delicious nutty flavour that will add an element of complexity to your pasta. Additionally, the power and health benefits of using whole grain flour has been proven to help fight against heart disease, strokes, obesity and weight control as well as type 2 diabetes. Start getting into the habit of using these healthy ingredients by adding them into your homemade pasta recipes to maximize an optimal healthy lifestyle.
At Consiglio's Kitchenware & Gift a wide variety of pasta machines, tools, flours and cookware are available to provide you with the basics for developing a tradition of creating healthy yet delicious homemade pasta to enjoy and savour with your friends and family.