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Perfect Pasta in Se7en Steps…

November 18th, 2008 · 12 Comments

This is a basic egg pasta that can be whipped up before dinner. The kids love the whole process. I love that you can add so much variety. I love that from start to eating takes about 45 minutes and everyone is involved. I love that you can introduce new flavors and tastes easily, in a non-confrontational way. Somehow this feels like the correct way to eat pasta.

Meet the Players:

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  • 200 g white bread flour, you will need more for rolling later.
  • 3 eggs slightly beaten.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 pinch of salt.

And if you are planning this project, then I can highly recommend my friend, the pasta machine:

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If you want to add a flavor or color to your pasta, then world is your oyster. Beetroot, tomato, herbs… basically if you can cream it you can add it in step 4. In this recipe we added spinach and pumpkin.

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Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1:
Place your flour on the table and make a dam.

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Step 2:
Then place the beaten eggs, oil and salt into the well.

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Step 3:
Mix away. This always looks neat and tidy on the cooking channel and a total mess on our kitchen table. Just mix away until your dough forms a nice ball.

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Step 4:
This is when I usually add flavors and you can really add heaps of things. Here is some pumpkin and spinach, good to go. Divide your dough into about three balls. Add about a teaspoon or two to your balls for flavoring. Knead your dough until it is smooth and glistening.

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Step 5:
At this stage a number of hungry beasts want to know: Is it ready yet?

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No, now it is time to roll and roll and roll…

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I keep a bowl of flour next to me and sprinkle lightly after each turn through the machine. Yup, there is indeed flour everywhere.

Step 6: Then you sliver it into strips.

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And there you go leave it out on the table until you have processed all the dough.

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Step 7:

Cook in a large pot of boiling water for three minutes at the very most.

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And yum, yum you are done.

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Just eat it!

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