"It is only in company that food is done justice; food is to be divided and distributed if it is to be well received."
Monday, January 31, 2011
For our January Cooking Club party we got together for pasta night! Christina Bailey demonstrated how to make your own pasta and the rest of us brought sauces to share. The food was fantastic and the company sublime. Thanks, Christina!
Homemade Pasta recipe:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs (beaten)
If using a food processor, use the dough blade and have it running with the dry ingredients in it. Pour in the beaten eggs while it runs and wait for it to make a ball. If it's too dry you can add a little water or olive oil, or finish kneading it by hand. If you don't have a processor, mix together the flour and salt, put it on a floured counter or cutting board, make a well in the center and pour in the beaten eggs, mix in the flour little by little until it's all incorporated and knead until smooth and elastic. Let dough rest wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for at least a half hour.
Use the dough as you like (roll it out with a pasta roller, or with a rolling pin: with the rolling pin, you'll need to fold and roll, fold and roll).