Thomas & Friends Making HandMade Pasta in our friends who we lovingly refer to as "The Potatoes" Kitchen
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Every Monday and Friday we take you behind the scenes showing you people, places and things that inspire us. Since 100% of our home accessories are handmade it makes sense that Thomas would make his own #handmadepasta !!
We love cooking, mostly because it brings people together. Recently, we got our squad together and had everyone involved in making home-made pasta! Naturally, we'll share how easy it really is, and fun!
So follow this easy step-by-step guide and you'll be a master pasta maker in no time. Pair with great wine, close friends and maybe our 1/2 & 1/2 Collection table ware.
This simple fresh pasta recipe yields delicious noodles you can cut into virtually any shape, from spaghetti to lasagna, ravioli to fettuccine.
PREP: ABOUT 15 MINUTES / SERVES 6
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup semolina flour
Egg & Flour Mixture
STEP 1: PREPARE THE INGREDIENTS
In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. Set aside.
On a clean work surface, mix the all-purpose and semolina flours, forming a mound. Make a large well in the center. Pour the egg mixture into the well.
Mix Egg & Flour
STEP 2: MIX TOGETHER
Now the fun part: Using a fork or your fingers, gradually mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture, forming a soft, slightly sticky dough. Lightly dust your work surface with flour, then knead the dough gently five times. Divide into six portions; cover with plastic wrap. Let rest 30 minutes.
Roll Out The Pasta Noodle
STEP 3: MAKE THE NOODLES
At this point, you can roll the noodles into any shape you’d like.
Roll each ball into a 10×8-inch rectangle with a rolling pin. The thinner the better! Dust the surface lightly with flour, then roll up jelly-roll-style. Cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips for fettuccine, broader strips for lasagna or thin spaghetti noodles.
Boil The Pasta
STEP 4: COOK THE PASTA
Cook your noodles in salted boiling water for 1-3 minutes until al dente. Get ready for joy. Serve with your favorite sauce or perhaps just some parmesan cheese, olive oil, a few herbs and cracked black pepper!