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Homemade Fresh Fettuccine Pasta



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Today I decided to make some fresh pasta from scratch.Actually, I store plenty of dry pasta from different shape and type in my pantry .I think I need the mood or creativity if I decided to make or cook something special or different for the day..I was searching online for fresh pasta recipe and end up with the recipe from Mario Batali from Food Network.I adapted the recipe slightly due to some ingredients I don't have at home.Check out Mario Batali recipe HERE!! Making pasta from scratch is really simple and easy.With pasta machine at home,it's also make my life easier..Even though my pasta machine is a manual type machine (roll my hand) but it's still handy and it's save time for me from rolling and cutting the dough into the shape of pasta..








Ingredients

3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour ( I used all purpose flour)
4 extra-large eggs (I used 5 large eggs)
1 dash salt *optional*
some semolina flour for dusting*optional*


Method:

1:Mound the flour in the center of a large wooden cutting board. (I used mixing bowl) Make a well in the middle of the flour, add the eggs. Using a fork, beat together the eggs and begin to incorporate the flour starting with the inner rim of the well. As you incorporate the eggs, keep pushing the flour up to retain the well shape (do not worry if it looks messy). The dough will come together in a shaggy mass when about half of the flour is incorporated.

2:Start kneading the dough with both hands, primarily using the palms of your hands. Add more flour, in 1/2-cup increments, if the dough is too sticky. Once the dough is a cohesive mass, remove the dough from the board and scrape up any left over dry bits. Lightly flour the board and continue kneading for 3 more minutes. The dough should be elastic and a little sticky. Continue to knead for another 3 minutes, remembering to dust your board with flour when necessary. (I dust with semolina flour)
3:Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and set aside for 20 minutes at room temperature. Roll and form as desired.I used pasta machine to roll and cut the shape of the pasta.
4:Prepare a large stock pot with water and few drops of oil at high heat.When water rolling boil,add in cut pasta and cook until the pasta floated on the surface.Remove pasta to a collard and run it under cold water until all the pasta is cold.
5:Use paste to cook with your favourite sauce..If there is leftover store the pasta in a ziploc bag and finish within 2-3 days.

Note: Do not skip the kneading or resting portion of this recipe, they are essential for a light pasta.
manual pasta machine,rolling out the dough
cut the dough in stripe shape
my 5 years old daughter decided to "help" me cutting out the pasta.
she said it's fun!!
pasta cook in rolling boil water
fresh fettuccine pasta.
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4 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...
September 27, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Woman, you are too hardworking! I bought a manual pasta machine few years back and it's still in the box! Aiyaya....

ICook4Fun said...
September 28, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Remember the pasta machine I bought at Ross. It is still in the box and i have yet to use it. Too lazy ha ha

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
October 1, 2010 at 12:03 AM

LCOM and Icook4fun:
hahaha!! don't worry ladies,this is also my 2 nd time using this machine..I remember the 1st time I used this machine is to make "ban mein" and since then it's been sitting there collecting dust !!☺

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.