Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Homemade pesto

Tonight I decided to try and make some pesto - and as you can see, I didn't do too badly. You'll probably know that pesto consists of:
- basil
- Parmesan
- olive oil
- garlic 
- pine nuts 

You can use a variation of weights... It's all a matter if trial and error or what you prefer really. Tonight I added too much Parmesan. Next time I'll add more basil! I realised that one basil plant does not hold enough leaves. 

The recipe is really simple - just pound all the ingredients with mortar and pestle, adding the olive oil slowly. It's really that easy.