homemade-pasta-viColouring pasta – When making fresh pasta there are many different methods to colouring it. The most common colours being yellow, red, green and black. Yellow pasta – just add egg yolks (this will also give you a richer flavour), Red pasta – boil 2-3 beetroots until cooked then grate them and squeeze out the juices and add them to your flour (as this is adding more liquid to the pasta dough, some extra flour may be needed depending on how much pasta you are making and how much beetroot juice you add), Black pasta – add a few drops of squid ink (your local fish-monger should stock this), Green pasta – wash some spinach and cook in a pot until wilted either chop finely and mix in with the flour for a speckled green pasta or squeeze out the liquid and add that to the flour, boiled and pureed carrot can also work quite well. Once you become a master of colouring pasta, start matching your pasta to the sauce – for instances if you making a prawn and clam cream sauce chop some dill and dried chilli finely and add that to you flour, mix in and once rolled you will have a lovely red and green speckled pasta that will enhance the flavour dramatically.

Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252 sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Wickedfood cooking school runs Johannesburg cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios in Johannesburg. Cooking lessons are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). This team building venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our cookery classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.