One of my favourite go-to weekday home cooked meals has got to be a fresh basil pesto sauce. It’s quick, easy and absolutely delicious! You just cannot compare a freshly made sauce, to even the best jared store bought variety. It took me 16 years before my world was brightened by trying the freshly made good stuff and I haven’t looked back ever since.
One of my all time favourite comfort foods has to be a good old bolognese sauce. After years of experimenting, this is my ultimate recipe for the most delicious bolognese you will every make. Feel free to use it on any shape pasta, but I think it works best when paired with a freshly made fettuccine, as it offers lots of pasta surface area to soak up all those wonderful flavours! Of course, the classic spaghetti works well too.
Making pasta from scratch is easy and well worth the effort! I use 100 grams of 00 flour, to 20 grams of semolina flour, to one organic fresh egg. If you want to make more, than multiply all ingredients proportionally, for this recipe I used e.g. 300 grams 00 Flour, 60 grams semolina flour, x3 eggs. I also add a little splash of white wine, dash of water, dribble of virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.
I have always had a love affair with fresh ravioli. It’s possible that on an unconscious level, it reminds me of an Italian equivalent of cantonese dumplings. Having grown up in Hong Kong where there is an abundance of steamed and grilled varieties, these are home foods that are close to my heart.