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!
Fresh Homemade Pasta
A standard recipe for homemade fresh pasta
- 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)
- Step 1 1. Put the flour into your mixing bowl (or smooth surface counter).
- Step 2 2. Gather the four together to make a small mound
- Step 3 3. Make some space in the middle and crack in an egg
- Step 4 4. Using your fingers or a fork to incorporate the flour into the egg (it will be very sticky)
- Step 5 5. Add the other egg and mix in the flour some more to create a dough
- Step 6 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).
- Step 7 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.
- Step 8 8. Cover the dough in a plastic wrap, to rest for about half an hour.
- Step 9 9. Now, your dough is ready to roll out and shape into whatever pasta you would like.
- Step 10 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).
- Step 11 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
- Step 12 12. ENOY!