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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fresh Pasta

3 freshly laid eggs from "the ladies" and 2 cups of flour.

Make a well with your flour and crack the eggs into the well. The first time I made the pasta, I mixed it with my hands and made an enormous mess. This time I used a fork and slowly worked all the flour into the eggs. Then, once the eggs and flour were pretty well mixed, I used my hands. Hand knead for about 10 minutes. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 20 minutes. Set up your pasta roller, cut the dough into 4ths so it is easier to work with. Be sure to cover the remaining dough, it will dry out quickly.
Find a good strong helper to turn that handle for you.

Toss those noodles into a pot of boiling water. For al dente pasta, you will only need to cook for 2-4 minutes.

Add your favorite pasta sauce. While the pasta is hanging out in the refrigerator, be sure to roast some garlic, spread it with butter on some homemade french bread, cover with Parmesans cheese and broil until golden brown. This was only my second time making pasta (the first time you can't eat it, you are just cleaning out the grease and grime from your pasta machine). This meal spoiled me, I don't think I can ever buy another box of pasta! For me and my family, it is homemade from now on.

Here is the link to amazon.com where I purchased this pasta roller:
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m. said...

that looks so great! good job. how long did it take you?

marisa said...

It only takes about 45 mins. That is about 10 mins kneading, 20 mins in the fridge, 5-10 mins in the rollers and about 5 mins cooking time. During the down time I made the french bread and a salad, so the entire meal took about 45 mins.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

very delicious!
sarah sofia from Scandinavia

ChristyACB said...

Looks fantastic!

What's is in the sauce, pray tell?

I personally love rolling pasta, it is sort of like playing with grown up play doh or something with all the sliced floppy pasta coming out.

marisa said...

Don't judge me, but I haven't had a ton of success with making alfredo sauce, I didn't have basil to make pesto, and we ran out of our homemade spaghetti sauce. So, it is a jar of store bought alfredo sauce and I added some store bought spaghetti sauce to it. I can't stand store bought alfredo sauce from a jar, so I always have to add something to it. Anyone have an easy yummy alfredo recipe???

Dale said...

Where did you get your pasta roller?

marisa said...

I got it from Amazon.com, it got pretty good customer reviews, so I thought I would try it. It was about $70, but with free shipping. I also bought a pasta rack. Here is the link:


marisa said...

well, that link didn't work. I will post it on the article.

Darren (Green Change) said...

We made pasta last weekend.

Pretty much the same recipe as you, except I used just yolks (my wife used the egg whites to make pavlova). Yolk-only pasta comes out yellower, and tastes richer and creamier.

Top it with a pesto (basil fresh from the garden) and I'm in heaven!

The Bach 9! said...

Super!! i always wanted to do this!!

Karen said...

Hi Marisa,
I just did a similar post to this on my blog because a friend asked how I did it. http://handmadesimpleblue.blogspot.com/2011/01/making-pasta.html

You said you ran out of your homemade sauce and I am looking for a good homemade sauce. If you don't mind either posting your recipe or adding it as a comment on my blog, I would appreciate it.