Never made pasta from scratch, pretty curious how pasta is made. After searching the net for the recipe, I had chosen this Eggless Pasta by Allrecipes with addition of olive oil. It is simple but the hardest part is shaping them without pasta machine. Anyway, managed to get it done. Used a combination of all purpose flour and semolina flour for the dough.
Drying your fresh pasta is the perfect way to preserve it for later use, ensure the pasta is dry enough that it does not stick together when placed in an airtight container. Properly drying your pasta will avoid a sticky pasta disaster, you can hang them on your cabinet door lined with towel or place them on lined baking sheet.
Sadly unable to snap any photo showing the process since my camera battery went flat but have a look at the dough after 10 minutes of kneading below. Though not perfectly shaped but it is quite delicious after adding spices and vegetables.
Adapted from Allrecipes
1 and 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 C semolina flour
1/2 C warm water
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp of salt
Combine both flour, oil and salt in a mixing bowl.
Gradually add water to form into soft dough. Knead by hand for 10 minutes. Keep covered for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 4. Roll out each ball into 1/16 in thick on a floured board using rolling pin or use pasta machine, roll up the dough jelly roll style. Cut log into small roll. Unroll the dough into long strands. Make sure to coat them with enough flour. Drop them in salted boiling water for 2-4 minutes until the pasta begin to float. Drain and cook them as per your taste. Hang them on the rack for 1 hour or more for later use Store fresh pasta in a an airtight container up to 4 days in a refrigerator or in a freezer for 1 month.
SPICY FRESH PASTA W/TOMATO
Makes 4 servings
4 C cooked pasta
1 Onion chopped
3 cloves garlic mince
3 green chili sliced
1 tsp chili flake
4 tomato chopped
1/4 C basil leaves chopped
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
2 TB olive oil
Diced tomato for garnish
Extra basil leaves for garnish
Heat the oil in a pan, fry onion until translucent. add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in green chili, tomato and chili flake, fry until tomato turns soft.
Pour in pasta, salt, sugar and basil leaves, stir until well combined.
Remove from heat, garnish with diced tomato and basil, serve hot.
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