I’m a Pasta Fanatic… Aren’t You?

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If you’re not eating fresh pasta YOU ARE CRAZY!  Especially for the simple reason that it’s incredibly easy to make; not to mention the, “I can’t get enough fresh pasta” taste it leaves in your mouth after you’ve tossed the noodles in your favorite sauce.  I had someone comment on my homemade pasta video a while back.  They were so thankful for my simple little recipe.  This person even went out and bought a little hand churned Pasta maker for like $20 or $30 bucks and mentioned that they were going to start cranking’ that dough out so they could even stalk up the freezer and have it ready to go down the road.

So let’s talk about it shall we?  As you can see in this photo, I’ve got a pasta maker.  It’s been sitting in my storage unit for a while because I’ve been on the road working lately, BUT, was able to pull it out recently and grace my family with a few dishes that involved some freshly made egg noodles.  It doesn’t matter what you decide to make, whether it be Italian, Greek or some twist of your favorite Asian noodle dish, but one thing is for certain, if you’re pasta isn’t the right consistency, you are going to make a mess!  Now this isn’t a contradiction to my theory that pasta is incredibly easy to make, NO!  All I’m saying is, like anything else, you’ve just got to do it right!

You don’t have to follow my recipe by any means but I’ve laid out a basic instructional video for those of you that aren’t too familiar with making your own noodles and in fact don’t have any fancy gadgets or gizmos to “Get’R done”!  The most important thing to know are two simple steps for the final outcome.  ONE, make the dough Dense.  TWO, when the dough is rolled out for the slicing of the noodles, make absolutely sure the dough is dusted with flour and dry enough to separate; otherwise you’ll have a sticky mess.   Easy enough right?  Now watch this video and you’ll see just how easy it really is from any Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen!

The Full written original recipe can be found here http://poormansgourmetkitchen.com/making-fresh-pasta-from-scratch.html

Homemade Pasta Recipe from Scratch

Looking for a Homemade Pasta Recipe?

Making Fresh pasta from Scratch is a cinch.  No really it is, and it tastes so much better than dehydrated reconstituted pasta from a box I’m telling ya!  The trick is just knowing what  your looking for with it’s consistency before you roll it out and slice it up like pasta sheets!  This means working the dough and adding water sparingly in order to have a workable dough that doesn’t turn into a nightmare of a mess.

Homemade Pasta Recipe

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
1 egg
1/2 cup water (tbls’s if needed)
1 pinch of salt

The reality of a Homemade Pasta Recipe

Making pasta can seem tedious but after watching this chef in Boston whip out his Homemade Pasta Recipe for every single individual order that rang in from server tickets,  I decided i better get a little more familiar with a good recipe and understand the importance of fresh pasta with some of the fresh sauces I prepare.  I figure if this guy can throw flour down and roll out fresh pasta dough for every single individual dish by himself each time as well as cooking everything else, then I can do it once in a while.  Since I’ve rolled up my sleeves and dug into a few recipes I’ve really appreciated the fresh taste and value in eating it like this.  So no matter what flour you decide to go with or how you decide to tweak the ingredients if you decide to do your own thing just follow the simple texture guidelines and principles in the video I’ve provided and you too will pull off an excellent Homemade Pasta Recipe!