A candlelit dinner and a shared plate of spaghetti may not be the most romantic meal people can think of, but a taste of Italy still beckons my romantic side.
The extra effort put into a home-made delicious dinner is worth more than any over-priced flowers and elaborate gifts. Everyone knows the old saying that the way to the heart is through the stomach!
Why not take the humble pasta dish of ravioli to new heights by making homemade pasta dough. It will be particularly special if you use luxurious ingredients such as prawns, lobster or even smoked salmon. If you're single this Friday, why not practice your pasta making skills on a special friend? Or throw a pasta party for a group of friends and watch Lady and The Tramp!
With many ravioli failures under my belt I have learnt some helpful secrets to make successful ravioli. Firstly, never overfill the ravioli, however nice the filling is! It isn’t worth it when they burst when cooking. Also another way to prevent the ravioli ‘erupting’ in the water is to make sure when sealing that there is no air bubbles between the pasta and filling.