Have you ever wanted to make pasta but you have no pasta machine? No worries, all you need is a work surface, a rolling pin, and a knife.
I have been wanting to make homemade pasta FOREVER, and I have been asking for a pasta machine probably for just as long. So when I saw this recipe I HAD to try it out. For my first try, and without a machine, it turned out pretty good. Although apparently, I needed to roll it thinner because I ended up with some pretty fat noodles, which made an extra hearty meal. 🙂 No matter, I froze some of the dough so I will have a chance to try it again. The sauce that I made, I borrowed from Dutch Girl Cooking, except I used a combo of Italian sausage and beef. It turned out quite yummy so I recommend you give it a try. Her recipe makes A LOT of sauce so I froze some of it to facilitate a quick dinner in the future.
This pasta making process is a great weekend project and as you get better at it, you can be more creative with it. I am hoping to make my own ravioli down the road, once I get comfortable with the rolling.
More Pasta Love:
- Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Sage Pasta
- Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Pasta Sauce
- Chicken and Artichoke One Post Pasta
Items Used in this Recipe:
- Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers
- Anchor Hocking 6-Piece Glass Mixing Bowls
- French Rolling Pin
- Cuisinart 12-qt Pasta/Steamer Set
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 cup semolina flour, plus more for dusting
- 6 large eggs, at room temperature
- 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
From: Michael Chiarello, Feb/Mar 09 Food Network Magazine