Fresh Pasta

It’s been awhile since I told y’all I got a pasta maker, but I FINALLY put it to use. It turned out fabulous. This is a super easy, basic pasta recipe that I used on my Remy Olivier Pasta Machine, taken from this site. Makes 4 LARGE servings of pasta.

Ingredients
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
4 large eggs
1 Tablespoon Water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
Place flour into the mixer bowl. Turn your mixer on to speed 2 with the flat beater attached. Gradually add the eggs, water and the salt and mix for 30 seconds. Remove the flat beater and attach the dough hook. Turn to speed 2 and knead for 2 minutes. Dough will be crumbly… you may need to add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the dough takes on a more firm consistency.

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Dump dough out onto a slightly floured bread board. Knead dough by hand into a round ball. Cut ball into about 1 inch sections. Note: place a damp cloth over the dough to make sure it doesn’t dry up.

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Take each section, flatten it a little bit with your hand and run it through the roller part of the machine (setting at 1).

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Then, with the super flat dough, feed it through one of the cutters. My machine has a fettuccine option and a spaghetti option. I was feeling adventurous that night and made both!

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Cook noodles in water, a little olive oil (to prevent them from sticking) and salt for 3-5 minutes, stirring off and on. I’ve been told when fresh pasta rises to the top it’s done, but give it a taste to make sure. Toss with pesto and grilled chicken* and serve.

*Note: I used this awesome All Spice blend on the chicken pre-grill and it was fabulous.

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