Pasta

Once you make homemade pasta, you'll never go back to buying it in the store. It's easy to make and it is messy and fun. 

To make pasta dough:

3 cups of fine white flour. I order mine on Amazon in bulk from Great River Organic Milling  

3 eggs

2 tbs of olive oil

1/4 cup water

Make a volcano on a counter and and into the crater go eggs, oil and water. With a fork or wooden spoon start mixing and slowly incorporating the flower. As the dough thickens, start kneading with your hands. Keep adding flour in small amounts until the dough doesn't stick to your hands.  Make sure you let it rest for at least 1/2 hour (under the bowl to prevent drying). Divide dough into even golf ball size balls. roll out the balls into flat thin strips or roll with Kitchenaid pasta adapter. You want to use enough flour on the counter and on the dough so it doesn't stick. 

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To dry pasta either hang it on a pasta rack or form nests on the counter. Again, if you form nests, coat cut pasta with flour. 

 

Fresh ingredients make a great simple meal

Fresh ingredients make a great simple meal

Alenka Vrecek