Sunday, October 9, 2011

Not So Pretty, But sooooo Yummy!

My first time making home made pasta! It's so freakin good, I will never want to buy boxes of hard pasta again. Kids and hubby agree.... Uh oh... There will be dinner anarchy if I buy boxes of pasta again.

First: I made my dough in a Bosch mixer. If you want to make dough, it's really the only way to go. Add water to the bowl about 1/4 of the way up.
Add a little salt. Add a couple of scoops of flour. Turn on the mixer.

Second: carefully continue to add flour till  the sides of the bowl start to come clean.
The amount varies according to weather. Then allow the dough to knead for about five minutes.

Third: allow the dough to rest for a few minutes on the counter.
Break into workable hunks, and put on a floured surface.

Fourth: using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat, adding flour as needed.
ImPORTANt: allow dough to rest about 30 seconds between rolling. This allows the gluten to form. You can then roll it as thin as you wish. Resting between each pass or two of the roller.

Fifth: sprinkle with flour, and roll jelly roll style. Use a knife to cut thru all layers. Line up the kitchen slaves, I mean helpers,  and start unrolling!

Have a large pot of boiling water at the ready. Plop in the noodles and stir immediately to prevent clumping. They will cook quickly. Test for doneness. Cook in batches.

Top with whatever you have handy!

My favorite sauce version is: 2 qts home canned romas, garlic, onion, red wine, baby bellas, braggs liquid aminos, and fresh basil thrown on top at the very end.... o man that is one ugly pictue, BUT YUMMY!!!! the 14 year old had four servings.....


  1. I would really love to try making my own pasta some day! Although, after reading this, maybe I shouldn't. You're never going to get out of the kitchen!

  2. I honestly think the pic looks delicious. I definitely aspire to homemade pasta, but I think I'll save it for when my kids are ready to be kitchen helpers.