June 04, 2013

3 eggs, 300 grams flour (00)

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On our fourth day in Rome a dear friend gave me a quick lesson in making pasta.

I watched in awe as she, with one hand, combined eggs with flour.

3 eggs
300 grams flour (00)

I was then given the task of kneading the dough (8 minutes). 8 minutes doesn't seem very long when people are rustling about, straining and stirring, boiling and salting.


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    1. I liked 8 minutes very much. Michele, you would have nicely tucked into the mix.

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  2. simple formulas are the secret of good cooks. Are you familiar with Ruhlman's book "Ratio"? I love the concept. Also, 8 minutes are a great amount of time for some good thinking (almost a meditation practice) :)

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    1. I am familiar, but I don't own the book. I should probably put it on my list. I'm sure I would enjoy it.

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  3. Beautiful. Words and image.

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    1. It was a moment right up your alley, Julie.

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  4. It was your patient kneading that made it so delicious. I am so slow and all over the place thses days! How did I miss this? You know I am here (and there and everywhere). xx

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