Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Making Pasta

Last week, a friend of mine asked me if I'd like to come by and make pasta with her.  I've never used a pasta maker before so I was pretty excited to see how it worked.  It was surprisingly easy, just time consuming.  But time flies by when you are creating in the kitchen with a friend.  Here's the recipe and how it all went.

2 cups flour (we did one batch with 1 1/2 cups white and 1/2 cup whole wheat and then a second batch that was 1 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat, both worked)
3 eggs
1 tsp water
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture begins to form a ball.  Kneed the dough for a few minutes, sprinkling extra flour as necessary so the dough is not sticky.  Cut dough into 4 pieces.  Cover 3 with plastic wrap while working with the first one.  Flatten out a little by hand or rolling pin and follow your pasta roller's instructions to create the kind of pasta you desire.  I made fetuccini noodles with mine, and my friend made lasagna.  I'll be posting the alfredo sauce my husband made to go with it soon. 

 getting set to mix
 the dough
 me using the pasta roller to flatten the dough down
 cutting the noodles
The noodles drying


Monica H said...

That's awesome! I've always wanted to make my own pasta. Great job you!

Lara said...

I've always wanted to make my own pasta, but have been too intimidated. Yours sure turned out beautifully!

teresa said...

i love homemade pasta!

Selba said...

I wish I could make my own pasta.