Homemade stuffed pasta.

The other day I had so much energy, which I concentrated in making something nice and appetizing. Something really yummie!! The table was so inviting at dinner time… guess why? Just scroll down to see the result of this easy peasy recipe! With my dose of ingredients you will get around 20 tortelli, I stuffed the pasta with a filling based on vegetables, but feel free to stuff it with meat, other veggies or what you like most.

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Homemade stuffed pasta
Ingredients:
250gr corn flour
curcuma powder
water
salt

For the filling:
200gr spinach
one onion
half of a courgette

Proceeding:
Mix the flour with a generous pinch of curcuma and salt till it gets a yellowish colour. Add an egg if you are not vegan and mix with the help of your hands. Add a little bit of water and knead till you get a nice and compact dough. Let it stay in the fridge for half an hour while you prepare the filling. Set the chopped veggies into a baking tin, cover with your favourite herbs and grill in the oven till they get smashed. Reduce in cream with a mixer. Roll out the dough, cut it in circles, just use a glas or a cutler, and stuff each one with the filling prepared. Be aware not to put too much filling into! Close the pasta by glueing one side to the other with some water and shape it in a tortellino. Let the pasta stay for a while. Cook in boiling water for 5 minutes and season with fresh chives and raw olive oil.

Enjoy your meal!

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Tonight we make pizza.

Italian homemade pizza in Holland. That’s a dream coming true! 😉
Some days ago I was in the supermarket with my mother and we suddently decided to prepare pizza for dinner: I catched up the chance and put myself in the challenge to make pizza for the first time! Such an amazing success!DSC00493

Homemade pizza
Ingredients: (x 1 large tin)
500gr flour
25gr fresh brewer’s yeast
1 pinch of salt
3 tablespoons of olive oil
water at room temperature

Dressing: (you can choose what you like)
tomato puree
mushrooms
mozzarella-cheese chopped
black olives
onions (chopped and marinated with oil and black pepper)
rosemary
ham or chorizo
sauted vegetables (spinach, artichokes, peppers, leeks…)
basil

Proceeding:
Mix the flour with salt and oil in a bowl.
Melt the fresh yeast with warm water in a glass, it will liquefy. Add it to the flour.
Knead the dough on a working-plan and add water to get a smooth and uniform consistence.
Let it rise covered in a bowl for at least 2 hours on a warm place, far from drafts.
Roll out the dough in a rectangular shape (or round shapes for single pizzas) and put it in a tin, previously oiled. Let it rise again for half an hour covered.
Dress up your pizza as you like: with tomato puree, mozzarella-cheese, vegetables, ham, mushrooms, onions, or just with spices like rosemary or fresh basil on tomato-puree.
Bake the pizza in (previously warmed up) oven at 200°C for 15 or 20 minutes or ’till is nice cooked, it depends on the oven sometimes.
Cut it in pieces and enjoy every single bite!
Pssss: …the day after will be even nicer! 😉

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