May 18, 2012

variety of homemade pasta


My husband's running the Cleveland Marathon in two days!  We went to the big race expo this morning and he's been in race-training mode ever since.

(I'm quite jealous.  I ran it 9 years ago with Baking Serendipity, but now I have old woman knees and couldn't even make it a mile.  But, that's a story for another day.)



Although I can't do the marathon with him, I still get to enjoy the best part of the race with him...carbo-loading!   You've got to be supportive, you know?  So, my dad and I made pasta.  We're working toward the cause...you gotta do what you gotta do =)

Bring it on, marathon!  We're (he's) ready for you now!
 

Homemade Pasta
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com
Each "batch" serves 1-2

Basic Recipe Ingredients (for one batch, see pictures below of the 6 batches):
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp water (add more for whole wheat pastas)
*For 1/2 whole wheat pasta, use 1/2 c white flour, 1/2 c whole wheat flour, and 1 tbsp olive oil.
*For 100% whole wheat pasta, use 1 c whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil.
*For basil pasta, puree fresh basil (with olive oil, if necessary) and add 1 or 1 1/2 tsp pureed basil to dough per batch
*For garlic pasta, add 1/2 tsp garlic powder.

Put flour in a large bowl, forming a well in the middle.  Pour the beaten egg into the center with the olive oil (and garlic and/or basil, if making flavored pasta).  Slowly mix the flour into the egg.  Add water by the tablespoonful to the mix until it forms a pliable, but firm dough.  Knead the dough in the bowl or on a floured surface for 4 or 5 minutes.  Cover the dough and let it rest for about 20 minutes before continuing.

After the dough has rested, roll it out as thin as possible on a floured surface.  Use a pasta cutter or a pizza cutter to cut the dough into thin strips. Make sure the noodles are well-floured, so they don't stick to each other.  Cook them immediately in boiling water for about 5 minutes.


From left to right: Top row-100% whole wheat, 1/2 whole wheat, white
Bottom row-1/2 whole wheat basil, 1/2 whole wheat garlic basil, white basil





3 comments:

  1. Wonderful step-by-step instructions! I've tried making homemade pasta a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Glad to have discovered your blog on Foodbuzz! :)

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  2. 9 years ago!?! 9 years!! We are old ladies :)

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    1. It's crazy, I know! Hope to see you soon!!

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