Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was pretty certain that a good pasta dish was down to the sauce.
Fresh pasta, in particular, never seemed worth the effort. That all changed, though, when I went along to the fresh pasta making course at Borough Kitchen, in Hampstead.
The classes take place from 6.30 pm in the Borough Kitchen store, which is full of the most beautiful kitchen things – all of which are just so tempting.
The classes are small, and intimate, meaning that you get to ask questions throughout, and the demonstrations are easy to see. If you’re more of a spectator, then this isn’t the class for you – you’re going to get your hands dirty, but it’s an incredibly practical class.
We worked with basic and wholemeal pasta, and made tagliatelle, which we were able to take home with us. We also made butternut squash and goats cheese ravioli and cannelloni, which we also made to go – there was enough fresh pasta for the rest of the week, which was so handy for lunches!
After all of the hard work (all that kneading!), we had a delicious roast vegetable lasagna, with a salad and a glass of wine – an excellent end to a great evening!
At £89, I think the class is incredible value – not only for the amount of food you get (I ate fresh pasta for about three days), but for the valuable skills and tips you learn as well. Now, excuse me while I add a pasta maker to my Christmas list….