Homemade Farfalle-Butterfly Pasta


Who doesn’t love a pasta dish? 

Making Pasta is one thing that I love doing on weekends with whichever children happen to  around. It is such a great engaging activity, that enables the kids and I to release our energy. 

Ill never forget the first time the I made fresh pasta. It was of course, in Italy on one of my countless visits to Tuscany. I was staying with a family in an old farm house where everything that was made, was of course sourced from the farm. I was in heaven. 

The lady of the house taught me how to make fresh pasta and since then, I have folded it into my weekly repertoire. 

I usually  rip off apiece of the dough for the kids to play with, while I cut and shape the pasta into whichever form I desire. 

This recipe here is a traditional recipe with wheat flour and eggs. But, Ive been recently experimented with gluten freee variations and some of them have turned out wonderfully well. I will share those soon.

I love making Farfale, which means butterfly in Italian. 

And as we all move out of the pandemic-emerging out of our cocoons and out into the world, with new perspectives of life.…making Farfalle seemed very appropriate. Enjoy! 


[lt_recipe name=”Fresh Homemade Pasta” prep_time=”20M” total_time=”90 M” difficulty=”Medium” summary=”A standard recipe for homemade fresh pasta” print=”yes” ingredients=”3 large fresh Eggs;300 grams of flour (I like using the Italian 00′ Flour);(A bit of water if your pasta is too stiff);” ]1. Put the flour into your mixing bowl (or smooth surface counter).;2. Gather the four together to make a small mound;3. Make some space in the middle and crack in an egg;4. Using your fingers or a fork to incorporate the flour into the egg (it will be very sticky);5. Add the other egg and mix in the flour some more to create a dough;6. Crack in the third egg in and keep on mixing in the flour until you have a smooth dough (This can take some time, but breathe in and enjoy the process).;7. Keep on mixing and kneading the dough with the palm of your hands until you have a smooth dough. If it is too crumbly, add a tiny bit of water. Knead for about 5 minute until it gets smooth.;8. Cover the dough in a plastic wrap, to rest for about half an hour.;9. Now, your dough is ready to roll out and shape into whatever pasta you would like.;10. Cut your dough into 6 pieces. Take one piece and roll it out with a rolling pin (sprinkle the rolled out flour with a but of flour as you go, so that it will not stick to the counter).;11. In the video here (https://youtu.be/bGlJvsbwOKc), you will see how I made the Farfalle- Butterfly Pasta. I boiled my pasta in salt water for 8 minutes;12. ENOY![/lt_recipe]

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