Recipe: Pasta from scratch

Today is one of my favorite days: Pasta day!

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Many of you will say that Pasta might not be a healthy choice, so when you eat it, it’s best to enjoy to the fullest. 😉
And how to do that better than freshly prepare it yourself!

I spoke with Goldie about it yesterday  who said that it might not be the best because it can get too “flour-y”.
Many people are scared to get sticky hands, so they throw way too much flour into the mixture.
That’s were it goes wrong!

The recipe for fresh Pasta is not very difficult, but a bit annoying.
For a portion for 2 people, I use the following ingredients:

1 Egg
2 Egg yolks
Bit of Olive Oil
Approx. 250 ml of All Purpose Flour

Steps:

  1. Beat the Egg ingredients with a fork and add a bit of oil.
  2. Gradually pour in the Flour. Knead it the ingredients together.
  3. Knead the dough for another 7 minutes.
    This is probably the most important step, but most likely also the most annoying one. Just pretend it’s a good work out, massage that babe  😉img_7019.jpg
  4. Let it rest for an hour.
    If you don’t have the time, that’s OK too.
  5. Divide the dough into smaller piece and roll them out individually.img_7031
  6. Now, I use this bad boy to make the rolling process easier.
    But if you don’t have a Pasta Machine, you can still do it manually.img_7030
  7. Cut them out in small rectangular shapes.
    Pull it together in the middle and you get this nice little bow ties.img_7032

P.S. They don’t have to be perfect! The more rustic, the better 🙂

8. Put them in boiled water for about 5 minutes.

9. Add your favorite sauce and Bon apetit!

The more often you try this, the smoother the process will be.
I remember the first few times I got very frustrated about its stickiness.
I quickly found out that the Olive Oil and good kneading help a lot.

Do you like to make pasta or any other food from scratch?

 

27 thoughts on “Recipe: Pasta from scratch

  1. I’d love to learn how to do that, it’s supposed to be very easy but the o my time I tried to, I failed miserably 😂

  2. What sauce do you use? Can you share your pasta sauce recipe too?😊

    Pasta making process doesn’t sound too bad. Did you mean to include picture of your pasta making machine?

  3. For this type of pasta I used a red sauce.
    I actually got that from the store (!) and merged some mushrooms and zucchini in it.
    So I do keep it simple with sauce.

    Yeah. I like pasta machine a lot. It helps a lot with the process.
    And for those who want to try it as well, it’s not really an expensive machine. Mine was 20 euro’s or so.

  4. Actually the bows was my first time!
    I have always made angel hair or Fettuccine. That is a bit easier, because I just pull it through the machine.
    I just felt extra fancy today 😉

  5. Oh man! I ate it already without taking a picture haha. I am sure I will one soon again.
    Yeah, pasta is not great for any diet, but I rather have one plate of pasta than 10 cookies haha

  6. Hmm, not big on cooking but sounds good, i wanna try it. I may try it by hand, don’t have the pasta machine:)

    Can you post pictures of the process if you took any, sounds interesting.

  7. I didn’t take those pictures! But I am sure I will make pasta soon again and I will take.
    Both of the bows and the Fettuccine from the machine!

  8. I love your doodle of ravioli, it’s so cute!! I didn’t know that making noodles from scratch used such a small amount of ingredients, interesting! We’ve never made our own before.

  9. Sounds good. I am travelling this week for work again.
    It is so weird, I didn’t travel for about 2 months, when I got on a plane, I thought to myself..this is strange, I haven’t been on a plane for 2 MONTHS? lol! Side effects of traveling for work too much?:) BTW, when do you move?

  10. I am on my last business trip right now.
    Gonna miss the hotel life 😉 haha no not all.

    My last day will be 11-10. 1 November is my first day, so any time in between that.
    Still no house though. #nostressneeded 😉

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