Sunday, July 14, 2013

BRUNCH WITH BINGO! PIZZA & PASTA: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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PIZZA & PASTA
Traditional and Contemporary Recipes
for Perfect Pizzas, Pasta, and More
from PARRAGON BOOKS
ABOUT THE COOKBOOK:
Explore the relaxed side of everyday Italian cooking with this wonderful recipe collection covering all things pizza and pasta! Ideal for easy home dinners and friendly gatherings, these delicious recipes include such Italian favorites as gnocchi, risotto, and polenta. With vibrant pictures and fascinating histories to go along with the easy step-by-step recipe instructions, this book is sure to become a favorite in your cookbook collection.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER:
Parragon Books focus on illustrated, non-author driven, non-fiction books. Their books are of the highest quality while still maintaining mainstream accessibility. They don’t publish books just because a trendy author pens them; they publish books that offer unbelievable value both in terms of content and quality.
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MY OWN INSPIRED RECIPE FROM PIZZA & PASTA:
MY EASY MARGHERITA PIZZA
(Makes two 10" pizzas)

Ingredients:
1 pound pizza dough, store bought
1 pound (2 large) ripe summer tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup loosely packed basil, sliced
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
Salt and pepper

Directions:
Heat the oven to 550°F.
Place a baking sheet (or baking stone) in the oven as it heats.

Divide the dough in half and shape each half into 10" rounds Set aside.

Cut the tomatoes into wedges and trim away the stem area. Gently squeeze the wedges over a bowl to remove the excess juices and seeds.

Combine the tomatoes with the garlic and half of the basil in  a food processor. Process until the tomatoes become a sauce.

Spread a light layer of the sauce over one of the rounds of pizza. Top with half of the slices of mozzarella. Leave some space between the pieces of mozzarella. Repeat with other round.

Transfer the pizzas to the preheated baking stone or baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes, depending on your oven temperature. Pizzas are finished when the crust is deep brown with charred spots and the cheese is bubbling.

Sprinkle each pizza with basil as it comes out of the oven. Let them cool briefly before slicing and serving.
SAMPLE RECIPE FROM PIZZA & PASTA AND PARRAGON COOKBOOKS:
 
RAVIOLI
 with CRABMEAT AND RICOTTA
Makes 16 Ravioli

Ingredients:
2 1/3 cups pasta flour or white flour
1 tsp salt
3 eggs, beaten
5 tbsp butter, melted
Filling:
6 oz white crabmeat
6 oz (3/4 cup) ricotta cheese
finely grated rind of 1 lemon
pinch of dried chili flakes
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
salt and pepper

Directions:
1. Sift the flour and salt onto a board or work surface, make a well in the middle and add the eggs.
2. Stir with a fork to gradually incorporate the flour into the liquid to form a dough.
3. Knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth. Wrap in clingfilm/shrink wrap and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
4. For the filling, stir together the crabmeat, ricotta, lemon rind, chilli flakes and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
5. Roll the dough with a pasta machine or by hand to a thickness of about 3 mm/1⁄8 inch and cut into 32 x 6-cm/21⁄2-inch squares.
6. Place a spoonful of the filling in the middle of half the squares.
7. Brush the edges with water and place the remaining squares on top, pressing to seal.
8. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the ravioli, bring back to the boil and cook for 3 minutes, or until tender but still firm to the bite. Drain well. Drizzle the melted butter over the ravioli, sprinkle with pepper and serve immediately.

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GOOD LUCK!

 
   

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Patricia said...

I love that there are plenty of illustrations. That is so practical in a cookbook.

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I love to cook, and I'm always looking for new pasta recipes. The ravioli featured in the review sounds dee-lish!

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I usually make my own.

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