How To: Homemade Pasta

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It’s so interesting to live in Los Angeles this time of year.  Back in Tennessee–where Cobalt and I moved from last October–it’s beginning to warm up from the winter season.  But here the weather is the same it’s always been: sunny, warm in the day and cool at night.

I can’t say I miss the colder weather on the East Coast–in fact, I relish in my shorts and T-shirts most days.  But Cobalt tells me he wishes he could have sledded a couple of times this winter.  Fortunately, we live 1-2 hours from the mountains so if we really wanted to we could travel up there for a quick visit to the snowy peaks. Maybe one day we will for the heck of it…

monarch butterfly

I do love that Spring is never ending in Los Angeles — the flowers are constantly in bloom (as long as they’ve been watered) and I can always find some sort of creature in the gardens I work at. While TN was blanketed in snow last month, Monarch caterpillars began showing up on milkweed plants and the orange and black striped butterflies were fluttering from flower to flower. It’s my first experience observing them up-close (see pic above), which was super exciting!


Today I wanted to share a really easy recipe — one that’s SO FUN to make with friends. I actually made these homemade noodles with friends in college during our last week of classes together before we graduated. Hence, I apologize for the phone pic quality. Seriously, though, this recipe is amazing!!! You’ve got to try it…

If you do, send me some pics on instagram (@hope_omf) or Facebook (ohmyfoodness) !

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Homemade Pasta
What's better than homemade pasta? Get some friends together to help you make this one! Yield: 3-4 servings.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1/2 tsp salt
  3. 1 egg, beaten
  4. 2 TBS water
Instructions
  1. (You can decide whether you want to combine the ingredients on a work-surface or in a bowl)
  2. First, whisk the flour and the salt together.
  3. Then make a well in the center of the flour and add the beaten egg.
  4. With a fork, gradually, /gradually/ add the flour/salt to the egg until all combined.  Add the water if the dough isn't combining well.  The consistency should be a very tough dough.
  5. Take 3-5 minutes to knead the dough with your hands until it forms a nice ball.
  6. Either use a pasta machine at this point, or roll it out with a rolling pin to as thin as you can make it.
  7. To make cutting easier, dust the rolled-out dough with flour, then ROLL it up.  Make cuts (as if you're cutting cinnamon rolls) as thick or thin as you want the width of your noodles.  Then simply unroll the "noodles" and place them all in a bowl.
  8. Boil 1 gallon of water with 2-3 tsp salt.
  9. Gently drop in the noodles with tongs and cook until desired doneness, 5-10 minutes (depending on thickness of noodles).
  10. Serve with whatever sauce you like! :-)
Adapted from Basic Pasta | All Recipes
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