How To Make Homemade Pasta Noodles With Recipes And Sauces
Homemade pasta is so easy to make and it can make a big difference to you pasta dishes. Once you learn how to make pasta you will never want to buy the dried stuff again. Here you will find all you need to know on how to make a easy pasta with out a pasta machine and two amazing sauces to go with it.
3 c Flour
2 tsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tsp Water
Dump the flour tout on a clean work surface. Use your hand to create a well in the flour. Crack your eggs into the well Add olive oil, and salt to the eggs.
Take some of the flour from the walls of the well into the eggs and gently begin mixing the flour into the eggs. Slowly mix more of the flour into the eggs. After a few most of the flour should be mixed into the egg and the dough will be somewhat crumbly. Knead the dough and try to get the rest of the flour incorporated. If you can't mix in the remaining flour drizzle 1 tsp of water on the dough and knead it for another minute or so. Add water 1 tsp at a time until the flour is all is mixed in.
Knead the dough it will form into a nice ball. If the ball sticks to the work surface or your hands then sprinkle a bit of flour on the surface. Knead the dough for a good ten minutes or so.
Divide your ball in quarters. Sprinkle flour on your work surface flour and flatten one of the balls out with your hand. Using a rolling pin to roll it out. Try and keep the pasta sheet as rectangular as you can. It will take some work to get it rolled out. When you cook the pasta it will get about 50% thicker then what it is now. Keep that in mind when you think that the pasta is thin enough. If you dough is not shaped right you can use a knife and trim the sides down.
Sprinkle both sides of pasta with flour and loosely roll around the rolling pin. Remove the rolling pin and cut thin strips of pasta. After cutting unroll the sprinkle with a bit more flour.
Hang your pasta to dry this can be done from chop stick, hangers, a pasta rack or anything you can find around the house you would eat from. Let dry for a hour or so.
This recipe is for Homemade marinara a perfect match to go with your fresh spaghetti noodles.
This recipe uses Tomatoes but you can substitute with 38 oz of can to save time if need. It will not have to cook as long if you do use a can.
- For Sauce
- 1 Lg onion finely chopped, finely chopped
- 6 fresh tomatoes, diced
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 rib of celery, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 c dry red wine
- 1 bay leaf
- 5 cloves garlic, ,minced
- 2 tsp basil
- 1-2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 lb Italian sausage
- 1/2 lb hambruger
- In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add onions and cook until they start to caramelize, and soft. Italian sausage, and hamburger and brown.
- Add carrots, and celery cook until soft. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and herbs and cook for 5 minutes.
- Deglaze the pan with the red wine and cook for 3 minutes more.
- Add the tomatoes and their juice and stir. Bring to a simmer and cook on low, stirring occasionally for at least 3 hours,. The sauce should be thick.
- Remove bay leaf before severing. Sever over homemade pasta. Careful when cooking the pasta as fresh pasta dose not take long to cook.
Quick And Easy Fresh Basil Pesto
Every year I grow frosh basil along side my tomatoes and this recipe is one of my favorites of a easy spring meal.
What You Need
3 c fresh basil leaves, packed
1 c grated Parmesan
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c pine nuts
4 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
How To Make It
In food processor or or blender add basil and pine nuts and pulse a few times to chop the nuts. Add the garlic, pulse a another 3 or 4 times. Turn on processor and Slowly add the olive oil after all is added stop to scrape down the sides and add cheese. Pulse until blended. Add a salt and pepper to taste.
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