Wednesday, 29 August 2012

making home made pasta - first try

i always thought making pasta is amazingly difficult and complicated, but guess what? it is really easy (if you are a strong person or have one of those noodle machines). i found out about how easy it actually is on jamie olivers show jamie at home. what i like about this show is that he includes the garden and talks about planting, growing, harvesting and preserving while cooking fabulous and really easy to make dishes.

So here is my first try with homemade pasta.
all you will need is 1 egg and 100g of flour per person.
you can mix the dough in a food processor but as we don't really have one i did that by hand. 
you want it to become a not sticky mass (so add more flour if necessary).
now the next step is kneading it until it gets kind of smooth (you can use a noodle machine for that, just use the thickest setting, fold it in half and repeat. as we dont have one i just kneaded it by hand)
so now comes the hard part: roll it out!
roll it out as thin as possible and even thinner.
now if you have one of those noodle machines that is probably not a problem, but if you dont...
well lets say it is hard work. i just gave up after some minutes and decided that i would try how it turns out (well it turned out to be too thick...)
when you are done rolling coat the dough with some flour and roll it into a roll.
cut it into slices and unravel those a bit.
now cook it in salted boiling water and you are done =)

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