Sunday, 9 January 2011

Home Made *eataly*

Its a winter Sunday, time to relax, nestle between pillows and quilts on the couch..and what better more fitting meal to have than pasta?! I finally worked up the courage to experiment in freshly homemade farfalle..by making my own, a little bit odd, whole wheat butterflies the Italian way!

My Recipe:
450 g of white flour or whole wheat flour
1 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 eggs
5-6 tbsp of warm water

What to Do:
Sieve the flour onto a clean surface, add the salt - mix up
Make a little well in the flour, add eggs and olive oil (adding water if necessary)
Start folding everything together - be careful not to break the well or else the egg and oil will spill!
Keep kneading the mixture till it has become a lovely gooey ball of pasta dough
Let it rest for about 40 minutes
After having rested, fold into pasta machine on the biggest level, fold 3 times.
Repeat this while eventually working into the smallest level on the pasta machine to get a thin and even pasta sheet.
Once the pasta sheets are ready, cut squares and pinch them in the middle to get the required butterfly shape.
Let them rest a while till they are not so sticky anymore, boil them up in salted water and enjoy with your favorite topping!

mmmm......