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Feb 16 / JW

Fresh Pasta

Pasta-Primavera

We found this pasta machine at Victoria’s Basement for $30…no joke! Such a bargain..but anyway, it is a really handy item to have in my kitchen.

Making pasta is as easy as can be. You take 2 cups of flour and 2 eggs. Make a well in the middle of the flour, then slowly mix that in using your finger, then add the second egg. You can do this directly on the counter, but be careful,eggs are slippery suckers(you can also do it in a bowl for less of a mess). This amount of dough can feed 2-3 people easily. I happen to try to avoid white flour on most occasions and I often use spelt flour , which is delicious, healthy, and you don’t get that “yuck I’m eating something healthy” flavour  you can sometimes find with whole meal flour. But whatever flour you use, it will be  YUMMY.

Knead the dough for about 5-10 minutes until it has a nice smooth consistency. Leave the dough to rest in the fridge for about an hour. Cut into 3rds and then run through your pasta maker. Then cut, slice, and dice into whatever shape and size you want, but you do want it to be fairly thin as the pasta will get fatter when its cooked. Toss into heavily salted boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes depending on thickness(really thin only takes a couple minutes).  Add your favourite sauce, or just some butter, parmesan and pepper and you are in heaven.

Below is my “empty out the fridge primavera” using a variety of mixed veggies we had in the house.

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  1. Ruth / Feb 18 2011

    Delicious looking dish.

    • admin / Feb 18 2011

      Thanks Ruth!

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