Pasta ... Pasta ... Failure was inevitable
I wanted so bad to make everything I saw on Food Network or you tube! I saw how other chefs made things, so I got to work making new dishes in the kitchen. My mom is half Italian, and I love pasta, so I decided to make home made ravioli! The first time I attempted home made pasta I spent almost 4 hours in the kitchen, making my own pasta dough, rolling it out, stuffing it with cheese then boiling. I worked so hard.... and it was AWFUL! It was so thick and rubbery. I was so upset. I was chewy and hard and just gross!
But that didn't stop me. I tried it again, and again, and finally the third it wasn't only edible, it was delicious! It wasn't until the 5th or 6th time that my parents bought me a pasta maker to roll the pasta dough perfectly even and thin!
One time I wanted to make raviolis for my class at school. We didn't have ricotta cheese, so I went back to you tube to learn how to make that from scratch too! What, you don't make your own ricotta? I do! (By the way, its milk, lemon juice, and salt. Boil and strain with cheese cloth, its that simple! add some seasoning or basil for extra flavor). I made home made raviolis, and brought them in to my classmates... they loved them! Check out the video of me making it at home!