PASTA MASTERCLASS AT FIFTEEN CORNWALL
Last week the Barefoot team were lucky enough to find ourselves on a pasta masterclass with Andy Appleton at Fifteen Cornwall.
Once we were all aproned up we set to work with our ingredients.
After a fair amount of mixing and kneading we had our doughs ready – an egg dough made with 00 white flour and beautiful bright yellow yolked Clarence Court eggs, and another made with just semolina flour and water – and we were ready to roll.
Using Andy’s collection of pasta tools we rolled and stretched, pushed and pulled, and look what we made!
For a handy reference guide to different pasta shapes, have a look at The Geometry of Pasta. My favourites to make were the malloreddus – shown at the top of the board on the photo above.
Some things were just a little bit too tricky for us novices, so Andy demonstrated “stained glass” pasta, with fresh borage flowers repeatedly rolled between sheets of pasta to produce beautiful results.
Our wedding present pasta machine has sat in a cupboard for years, but it’s already had its first outing, putting my new found skills to the test. Making pasta with children is great fun – if a little messy – and we developed a new technique, hanging our spaghetti on skewers over a bread bin.
After our class we tucked into the three course set lunch. It was so delicious I need to share a few pictures with you:
Thank you to Andy Appleton for such an entertaining and informative morning, and to Sean Gee for joining us, and taking some gorgeous photos. All other (square) photos taken by me.
Fifteen Cornwall, On the Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall TR8 4AA