These past couple of weeks have been VERY exciting… why? We’ve been getting a brand spanking new kitchen installed. Apart from my bed, my kitchen is without a doubt my favourite thing in my home. I love cooking (especially with Marmite) so this costly project has been very exciting.
Last weekend the kitchen was nearly finished, well I Was able to use it to cook anyway. My new double oven, hob and dishwasher reignited my passion for cooking so I spent Saturday morning flipping through my many recipe books. I decide to try a recipe from one of my favourite cook books (and TV shows), the Saturday Kitchen bible – Pesto!!
I have always wanted to make my own pesto but never quite got around to it. Now we have a dishwasher I can used my awesome food processor to my heart’s content and there’s no washing up after!
about 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
110g pine nuts
- 3 cloves of garlic
1 large bunch basil
110g grated parmesan cheese
1 lemon, juice only
Next time I make this I will use double the amount of basil as I definitely thought it could use more.
Put the parmesan, pine nuts and garlic into your food processor and pulse until it has a similar consistency to the pesto above.
I bought a basil plant from the supermarket and used all of the leaves. By using a plant it means the basil is much fresher and more fragrant.
I’d love to learn from others and perfect this recipe even more. Do you have any tips for making good pesto?