If you had to name one food that has summarised the lockdown cooking craze, it would probably be either banana bread, sourdough, Dalgona coffee, or even cheese on toast.
But it seems the long weeks at home have led Kiwis to try their hand at whipping up some more classic recipes, including homemade pasta.
According to Google Trends search interest for pasta has been at an all-time high across the level 4 lockdown, with 'How to make pasta' the most highly searched recipe question over the last month.
Lasagne, spaghetti, macaroni, fettuccine and ravioli all made the list of recipes people have been trying their hand at - with some amazing results, if social media is anything to go by.
If you're looking for a go-to pasta recipe to try your hand at this weekend, this one from Breville is brilliant if you have a kitchen mixer.
Otherwise this one from All Recipes only has a couple of steps, making it (almost) foolproof.
Pull that old pasta machine you bought years ago spontaneously out of the back of the cupboard, or otherwise just roll the pasta dough super thin and cut long strips.
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons water
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten egg, and mix. The mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 3 to 4 minutes. With a pasta machine or by hand, roll the dough out to desired thinness. Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.