Sunday, January 8, 2012

Making Fresh Homemade Pasta!

I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful Sunday.  We sure are, love going to church in the morning, and we go to the early service, 8:15, then Sunday school, and we get home by 11:30 a.m. Nice and early!  I usually come home and make breakfast for my family, it's easy and fast, and we are all starving anyway.

For Christmas this year, my Hubby gave me a Pasta Maker, among some other great gifts.  I especially love the "diamond open heart with a key necklace", yes I was totally surprised.  Back to the Pasta Maker......I've always wanted one. So one day during the break I made a batch of homemade pasta, so very easy, especially since I can use my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the dough hook!  The dough came together, you have to let it rest for about 20 minutes, and it becomes very elastic. Using the Pasta Maker was easy, and we had  homemade fresh egg noodles for dinner that night! YUMMO!

Yes these are Homemade Fresh Egg Noodles!!!

Today, if I get some energy, I will make a batch of Ravioli.  I will let you know how they turn out!

Homemade Pasta

  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 4 extra-large eggs


Mound the flour in the center of a large wooden cutting board. Make a well in the middle of the flour, add the eggs. Using a fork, beat together the eggs and begin to incorporate the flour starting with the inner rim of the well. As you incorporate the eggs, keep pushing the flour up to retain the well shape (do not worry if it looks messy). The dough will come together in a shaggy mass when about half of the flour is incorporated. 

Start kneading the dough with both hands, primarily using the palms of your hands. Add more flour, in 1/2-cup increments, if the dough is too sticky. Once the dough is a cohesive mass, remove the dough from the board and scrape up any left over dry bits. Lightly flour the board and continue kneading for 3 more minutes. The dough should be elastic and a little sticky. Continue to knead for another 3 minutes, remembering to dust your board with flour when necessary. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and set aside for 20 minutes at room temperature.

Or dump all the ingredients in your Kitchen Aid Mixer, and let the mixer do all your work! 

Then you have to cut a piece of dough off the ball, and feed into the Pasta Maker.....starting with the thickest setting, keep feeding the dough through, each time lowering the setting, until finally the dough is thin and ready to cut into your desired noodle.
Hubby and Davey making Pasta!

Cutting them into NOODLES!
 We tried to dry the noodles, but honestly just couldn't wait to boil them and EAT THEM!  They were so fresh.  They only took a couple of minute to boil, so fresh, so HOMEMADE!!!  Enjoy!

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