This week, I felt inspired by a fellow blogger (which I should say, happens quite often these days) who announced that her 2012 resolution would be to attempt to make (or do) something new each and every month. http://growitcookitcanit.com/2012/01/09/cook-it-2012-january-resolution/
Her first challenge to herself and fellow bloggers was to get out those pasta making machines that have long been stowed away in the back of kitchen cabinets and have a go at making homemade fresh pasta. Her one request to others was that they should put their own twist on things. Although I adore pasta, in recent years and following a food allergy test, I have moved predominantly to wheat/gluten free eating, so the immediate thought was that my challenge should be trying my hand at homemade fresh, gluten free, pasta.
Eagar to seize the moment, I emptied my pantry of suitable pasta-making ingredients only to find that the best sounding recipes gleaned from a hurried search on line, called for Tapioca flour, something I did not have readily available. Not wishing to be totally defeated at the first step of this 2012 "throw down", (and knowing full well that if I put everything away again, the moment would be lost forever), I decided to try making some bread instead. I have tried a few times before but always disappointed with the results and as a woman who would rather do without something, than settle for mediocre (well, this is true in MOST instances) I had given the project up as unworthy of my time.
EUREKA! It seems that 2012 is the year of the bread - 2 hours later, I have two very edible specimens, one oat topped and one cheesy. This has indeed spurred me on for the homemade pasta challenge and I will begin a quest in search of tapioca flour on our tiny island. In the meantime, the kettle is on and the bread is sliced......bring out the jam!
THANK YOU http://growitcookitcanit.com/2012/01/09/cook-it-2012-january-resolution FOR THE INSPIRATION! Fancy joining the challenge? Why not check the link above. Happy Pasta making!