Fresh Pasta

I finally sucked it up and went through with attempting to make fresh pasta. I definitely thought it was worth attempting because the recipe called for two ingredients: eggs and flour. And it looked sooo fun to make a crater and add eggs .



It was even more fun kneading the dough and making it all smooth. I think that was my favorite part. I got to release all of the stress that built up during the day and kneaded away. The ball of dough began to form and smooth out. Once I was done with kneading I placed the ball of dough in a bowl and kept it covered for about 20 minutes.



After the dough was done resting I was ready to divide the dough into three equal pieces and start passing it through the smooth part of the pasta maker. I passed each piece through a total of three times. The first time I used the widest setting, the second I went a notch up and the third I went one more notch up. The pasta was still pretty thick.



The next step was to pass the pasta through the specific noodle die. I chose the linguine mold/die. I passed each large strip through and than put the formed noodles aside while I put the other two strips through. Once all of the noodles were formed I placed them into boiling water to cook. 5 minutes later I had cooked pasta noodles!



I topped the noodles with a simple marinara sauce and added some olives cause I love olives. It turned out surprisingly well. Next time I will try to get the noodles a bit thinner. I think that the thickness I got them to would be great for a chicken noodle soup. Perhaps I should try to make that this weekend!



Source: Nook & Pantry
Serves 2
6 WW points for pasta only

5 comments:

Miranda said...

i just saw a woman on top chef make pasta with the crater and the eggs and have been dying to do it! we're totally on the same wavelength lady! actually, you're one step ahead. ha. i love you madly. xoxo

Melissa said...

Very nice! Fresh pasta intimidates me, but you make it look so easy!

mrsdanigirl8 said...

I am hoping to get better with time! I might attempt lasagna next week :) Stay tuned!

Alanna said...

Ooooh...way to go, Dani!!!! You own a pasta maker? I'm jealous...I really want to try this someday! Your noodles look delish...

mrsdanigirl8 said...

My father in law gave it to me, Alanna! Can you believe it? You can borrow it sometime if you want... take it home and play with it for a weekend... let me know :)

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