Making Homemade Pasta is fun and easy to do. It is a perfect winter dish to make with kids. They love cutting and boiling (and tasting) this yummy simple dish. To make it really fun, and full of love, consider cutting it out in the shape of hearts. This pasta can be eaten as a main dish or added to soups and stews.
4 cups of freshly ground or store demonstrated bought
- Pour freshly ground whole (or store boughten) flour into a tight pile in a medium size bowl. Make a hole in the centre of the flour mound. Crack five of the eggs into the well and gently whisk them together with a fork. Slowly pour in a teaspoon of olive oil to the eggs. Begin stirring the flour into the egg with your fingers, if it seems like it needs another egg, add it now or forever hold your peace. We are looking for dough that is little dry, but workable. When the dough has balled into a soft workable mass, kneading it until it is smooth and elastic. This can take up to 15 minutes. Once kneaded well, flatten and wrap in plastic to rest for two hours. Resting helps the proper texture to form.
- Roll out dough. The thinner the better. Once you have rolled out the dough as thin as you can
- Once you have rolled out the dough as thin as you can cut out with small heart shaped cookie cutters.
- To Cook: Boil a large pot of water that has been liberally salted. Add pasta and cook until the hearts float to the top (about 3 minutes). It should be al dente, cooked through but still chewy.
- Eat as a main dish or add to your favorite soup