Homemade Pasta

Today we woke up to a massive rain storm which was surprising because the weather report said it was going to clear up by the weekend.  I can't really complain as we have enjoyed over a month of good weather and other states are getting slammed with rain and are flooding.  I had planned on taking the kids to the botanical garden after piano.  The piano lessons fell through as well because the teacher wasn't feeling well. I don't blame her as who wants to go out in a huge rainstorm.  So we switched gears and got out the workbooks and did a little math, did some arts and crafts, and then on a whim, I decided it would be fun to try making homemade pasta as seen one of those cooking videos posted on Facebook.  Addy was determined to be my cooking buddy.  She cracked the eggs and helped need the dough.  When it was all down the results were pretty tasty.  The perfectionist in me wanted the noodles to look uniform, but it didn't matter to the children.  They gobbled up the pasta and asked for more.  Afterwards, we put on our shoes and headed to get ice cream at Andy's.  So yummy! While I am not sure I would make these again for the kids, I would definitely do it for my sweet husband.  Maybe, we will make these for him for Father's Day.  He deserves a special treat. He works so hard to take care of us emotionally, physically, and is a great husband and father.
Step 1 to making pasta 2 cups of 00 flour, a pinch of salt, three eggs and 5 yokes, and a tablespoon of olive oil.  Add salt to the flour.
Step 2  Whisk eggs and oil together.  I forgot to do this, but it still worked out.
Step 3 Dump out flour on the counter and create a well and pour the eggs into the centre.  Slowly bring the flour into eggs.
Step 4  knead the dough for about 10 minutes until nice and smooth and the dough bounces back when poked with a finger.  If sticky add a little flour if drink sprinkle with a little water.
dust dough with flour and cover with a towel.  let rest for 30 -60 minutes to give the gluten a chance to rest.
Step 5 cut dough into 8 equal pieces
Step 6 roll out the dough and once it is so thin you can read a love letter through or see your hand then gently fold it back onto itself loosely and cut into strips.  dust stips with flour lightly to keep from sticking together.
Step 7 boil in a pot of salted boiling water.  Takes about 3 minutes and serves with your favourite sauce.  Then enjoy! Video can be found on Youtube under how to make homemade pasta by Tasty.


Marie Smith said…
What a great activity with kids. I’d never have thought to make pasta with our grandkids.
Barbara Rogers said…
What a fun activity. Glad there were rewards of ice cream too!
William Kendall said…
Pasta is quite welcome!
Joanne Noragon said…
This really is hard work, especially dough kneading. Yet my grandmother did it almost weekly, and rolled out the dough and cut great long strips the she hung over kitchen towels on the backs of dining room chairs to dry. I taught my daughter and gave her my old pastry cutting machine. I doubt she made anything more than once. Her original project was ravioli and we made them in my kitchen, before she bundled up the apparatus and went home. That was ten years ago.
Juneiper/Jesh said…
That would be a great Fathersday present from the kids for their dad:) You must all miss him as he works in Germany!
Never tried making pasta yet, but you make it sound so easy! A lovely and unusual image of your daughter:). Many thanks for giving us at All Seasons the recipe! Hope the rest of the week will give you nice weather.
italiafinlandia said…
How much fun for your kids!...
Su-sieee! Mac said…
If I could go back in time to when the nieces and nephew were your kids' age, I'd make pasta with them. Pizza making was fun so I'm sure that would've been fun, too.
What a fun thing to do! My grandmother used to make her own pasta, not sure why, she wasn't Italian, just the best cook ever :-)
Loved your post and I am sure your daughter loved making the pasta and sitting on the bench for a pic! I made pasta once. My goodness so much kneading and rolling. I think a pasta machine would be easier. Happy cooking days and thank you for stopping by my blog last week.
Mandy said…
How neat! I'd love to try my hand at making pasta. Your instructions make it sound so much easier than I thought it would be.

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