Thursday, March 26, 2009

Monday Night Pasta

Monday Night Supper
lets start with dinner... I tried a new home made pasta... love making my own pasta... very simple and easy to do... you may think it's a lot of work but it's a lot of fun and easy... for the money it's well Worth it and the raw pasta freezes well...
4 cups of flour and a 1/2 cup for the board (for dusting)
2 cups of Puree pumpkin or squash you can get in the frozen section by the spinage
1 table spoon sea salt
2 eggs
1 to 3 garlic cloves crushed in a garlic press
12 pepper corn's crushed
1 table spoon olive oil

You can do this by hand, but if you have a kitchen aid you are home free and you can do the dishes while the pasta is mixing ...I own the Kitchen Aid Professional 5qt 450 Watt 10 Speed Stand Mixer...say hello to Sister Bertheina

OK here comes the hard part.. throw all ingredients in the mixing bowl with the paddle attachment and speed on 2 to 3 mix for about 5 minutes... then switch to the dough hook... and mix for another 2 to 3 minutes... it should be the consistency of play dough...
you can use a pasta machine or roll it out to the desired thickness... cook about 2 to 3 minutes and add your favorite gravy / sauce there you have it home made pasta in a flash...

yummy yummy I think the pumpkin or squash made it more silky very delicate not like a heavy thick pasta...
next time I make pasta I will remember to document all the steps and share with all of my friends...

OK turn the TV off..... and don't forget to give thanks

1 comment:

EL said...

what could i sub for eggs in the pasta? aaron can't eat eggs and i try not to!