Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mr. P's Pasta

My husband started making homemade pasta a couple years ago after learning from his father.  I have to admit, it does taste so much better than boxed.  Below the recipe you will see pictures showing step by step instructions.  This makes 1 lb. wet, 3/4 lb. dry

2 cups flour (you can use white, wheat or combination)
2 eggs
Water as needed when mixing

1.  Put the flour in first, then eggs
2.  Mix until Playdoh consistency with your knead hook for mixer
3.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let sit for about 5-10 minutes
4.  Set up your pasta making station
5.  Make pasta according to your pasta maker's directions
6.  Hang on laundry drying rack or you can lay flat on table cloth
7.  Once dried, you can cook immediately or freeze.

To make manually:
* If by hand, it will take longer to get the same consistency.
* Place pile of flour on your counter
* Make a shallow bowl in the middle of the flour
* Then crack eggs into the bowl area
* Slowly pull in the flour as you break up the eggs while mixing
* If you don't have a pasta maker, you can roll out the dough thin.  Then use a pizza cutter to make  the width of pasta you want

Pasta Making Tools and Ingredients


Process of making pasta 




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