The kitchen is one area where I may eventually achieve domestic goddess status if I had the time. Perhaps when the children are a bit older. Anyway, the pasta. Fresh pasta is easier than you think. It's fast and costs pennies when you consider it. We use a recipe for basic pasta out of Jamie Oliver's Naked Chef cookbook. This book is superb for the beginner, or even a seasoned home cook.
Essentially, it's flour and egg. My husband and I decided to cut the recipe in half, so we did 2 cups flour with 3 eggs. Drop it in a bowl and either use a wooden spoon or your hand to mix the two together. Once incorporated, take it out and knead it on a flat surface for a few minutes until it's a nice smooth ball. Then your ready to roll it out or use a pasta maker (we prefer the non-motorized, but we're traditional) to get it thinner.
|Homemade, fresh and delicious!|