As I was cleaning my kitchen today, and taking stock of the gazillion bags of flour on the shelf, I discovered a small bag of Whole Wheat flour that expires….AHHHH…04.30.2015….That’s next week!!!! Gotta use that puppers up so I figured this week I’d make lots of bread and doughs.
First on the list, pasta dough. “Homemade pastaaaa”…(said in my best Homer Simpson drooly voice) is such a treat to have. My kids are also a big fan of it to. Win. Win.
Here’s what I did…
Sorry about not having pictures of rolling out the pasta into sheets, but I hand both hands on deck for that and I could guarantee some epic fails if I tried to get an action shot of that process.
At this point you’re free to boil them, or even deep fry them for a different approach. I had so many, I ended up freezing had of them for another time. However you utilize this process, your with whatever you fill them, I hope you enjoy the wonderful texture of homemade pasta, and revel in the fact that you just made that! From scratch!
Here’s what you’ll need…
Homemade Wheat Pasta
2 C. whole wheat flour + some for dusting work surface
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
3 eggs + 1 egg for egg wash
1/4 cup (approximately) water….start with less and add slowly
Combine flour, oil, salt and eggs. slowly add in water until it just pulls it all together. Knead by hand about 10 mins until smooth. Wrap in plastic and let rest at least 1 hr. before rolling out. Keep covered to avoid drying out