I have always been a big fan of cooking from scratch. I love making cookies and brownies with flour, sugar, eggs, etcera and not just from a box. Although I have to admit, Betty Crocker sure seems to know how to make a mix. I’ll eat those brownies just as easily as ones from scratch.
Pasta from scratch
Last night I made homemade pasta for the first time ever! It turned out absolutely delicious and I sure want to make some more soon. I didn’t have my camera, so I couldn’t take any pictures, but I did find these on the web. This is how you start the whole process. Just make sure your counter or table is incredibly clean because that’s where all of the mixing takes place.
We used semolina flour which is the “real” flour they use in Italy for pasta. It is more of a yellow flour and has more gluten, so the pasta sticks together better. You just mix the flour and eggs together and add a little water, olive oil, and a pinch of salt.
The hardest part about making the pasta was cutting it thin enough, and as we found out when we ate the pasta, a few of the pieces weren’t actually thin enough, but for the first time, we deemed the results a success!
We made a homemade sauce to go on top of the pasta and then proceeded to eat an enormous quantity of some of the best pasta I’ve ever eaten. Yum!