pasta ring

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This is good for a dinner party as it can be prepared ahead and put in the oven when everyone arrives. It also looks good though is easy to make!

I cook a packet of capellini (angel hair pasta) for 3 minutes in a litre and a half of lightly salted boiling milk. The pasta will absorb all the liquid. I put the pasta in a mixing bowl and add a generous knob of butter, a very generous handful or two of parmesan and two beaten eggs. I taste for salt and pepper. I put the pasta in a buttered and breadcrumbed ring mould and press down well with the back of a spoon. I sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and dot with butter. It cooks 30 minutes at 180°C.

I serve the ring with peas in the centre and tomato sauce around. Alternatives could be ragout or mushrooms. A grander version would be to layer mozzarella and diced cooked ham in the ring. Whatever, make sure you turn it out onto your best dish! 

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