Try Homemade Pasta!

Okay, so, I have always been intimidated by the idea of homemade pasta.

But I tried it. And I love it.

And it’s not intimidating! It’s one of the easiest things I’ve ever made! (Especially considering that I bombed my last 2 loaves of sourdough bread. But let’s not focus on that right now!)

I want to share this simple, frugal, yummy recipe with you. It would be ideal to use sprouted flour, but I have yet to find a good resource for that around here. In the meantime,  I simply limit our intake of pasta and continue to search for sprouted flour. 🙂

Basic Pasta
Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 cups wholegrain flour (I like to use white whole wheat because it’s less stiff than regular whole wheat, but the choice is yours. Again, sprouted flour would be best!)
2 pastured eggs
2 pastured egg yolks
1-2 tablespoons purified water

Directions:

Place the flour in a medium bowl and create a well in the middle. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and water.  Pour the egg mixture into the flour well. Mix until dough forms, then transfer the dough to a clean, lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth (it will be slightly stiff, but shouldn’t be lumpy at all), about 5 minutes. If you feel like it’s too dry, use your fingers to sprinkle some more water on top, and continue to knead until smooth.

Separate the dough into 2 balls. Press each ball into a disc, cover with parchment/wax paper and let sit at room temperature for at least an hour. Then, remove the discs from the paper, and roll out on a clean, lightly floured surface. Cut as desired (or run through a pasta machine, if you’re fancy like that ;)).

If you’re not going to use the pasta immediately, I’d suggest refrigerating it (covered). When you’re ready to cook it, toss it into a pot of salted boiling water for 5 minutes.

And enjoy!

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Try Homemade Pasta!

  1. luana

    What is the sauce on this? Looks yummy!

  2. That looks so good!

    Have you tried this recipe? http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2008/10/rustic-pasta-soaked-grain-recipe.html It’s not made with sprouted flour, but it’s soaked. We love it!

  3. I LOVE my homemade pasta and am SO glad you have discovered its joys!!!!!
    This looks Yummo!
    xoxoxoxo

  4. Claire

    You won’t believe how great this recipe tasted with sprouted 100% whole grain flour! Awesome. I use Shiloh Farms Essential Eating flour. Pasta made with flour that digests as a vegetable!?…can’t beat it.

    I asked my health food store to carry it and now they do. You can also find online at ShilohFarms.com. This is the only flour I use now after reading about how it is made at EssentialEating.com. Hope this helps. And thanks for sharing.

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