It’s only when I make homemade pasta that I realize how much I miss making it and should do it more often. I never ever cease to be amazed at how flour and eggs can transform into pasta right before my eyes (and yes no box required). We’ve already shared BEET PASTA and SPINACH PASTA now we’re spicing it up a wee bit and we’re kneading up Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. Now you could use jarred roasted red peppers BUT if you’re going to take the time to make your own pasta why not char fresh red bell peppers yourself. It’s not hard and you’ll have the added benefit of scaring your children who think you’re about to serve them burnt food.
Am I the only one who thinks that’s funny? Once you’ve charred up the peppers it’s time to blitz them into oblivion aka puree them in the blender. Simple right? Even simpler if you have an amazingly powerful blender like a Vitamix. You know the one. This blender can do everything. It seriously replaces 8 kitchen appliances. It can grind it’s own flour people. I can’t wait to try that BUT I ordered 22 pounds of 00 flour on Amazon to kick off my pasta and bread making marathon so we’ll have to try that feature out for ourselves later. But I watched a video so I know it’s true.
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