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    Pasta with Asparagus and Parma Ham

    Combine pasta with asparagus and Parma ham for an elegant dish. The grilled asparagus is lightly browned for a distinctive and divine flavour. It’s important that the butter is great quality as with so few extra ingredients it has nowhere to hide. Making your own pasta isn’t difficult and the difference in flavour is so impressive and absolutely worth it. Serves 6 Ingredients 500g (1lb 2oz) 00 flour or strong white bread flour (plus extra for dusting) 1 tsp salt 4 eggs Approximately 20 spears of asparagus 75g (3oz) Kerrygold butter, now softer 3 tbsp crème fraîche 8 large slices of Parma or Serrano ham, roughly cut into strips