7 hours ago
Today we were very fortunate to be invited to the opening of a local truffle farm, @thetruffledore
The owners are passionate, genuine and complete newbies to the trade; but I can sense their enthusiasm is going to have them soaring immediately. We were given a tour of their beautiful property and explained many fascinating details about the ins and outs of truffle growing.
I couldn’t help myself, I brought home a truffle of my own and had to use it right away! I decided on making fresh homemade pasta from scratch - I didn’t even pull out the pasta machine for this one as I wanted to feel and work the pasta the traditional way, which absolutely tastes all the better for it.
I sifted flour and some salt onto the bench, created a well and added some fresh eggs, courtesy of my dear friend @bunnipaws333 and her chickens! Bunni came to the farm with me today and how lovely it was to use a combination of local ingredients acquired in one meal! I simply cooked the fresh pasta for a minute or so in salted water, added to a pan of melted butter with some of the pasta water. Then finished on a bed of homegrown rocket, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and a good lashing of fresh truffle. This was seriously delicious -so simple-allowing you to truly appreciate each element. I highly recommend you try making homemade pasta at least once in your life, if you haven’t already. There’s something to really love about the simplicity, tactfulness and end taste, of course!
I’m about to pop some pasta making pics in my stories and there’s already some pics up from the truffle farm visit.