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Have you ever made your own noodles? Several years ago our youngest son went to visit his oldest sister. While there the two of them took a pasta making class. My son came home inspired and it wasn’t long before we had our own pasta maker. I’ve made noodles a couple of times but my son is the one who is the best pasta maker! He can make a batch of noodles in no time, I wish he was around more often to make fresh pasta for us! There is nothing like a fresh batch of noodles with some homemade sauce.

First the noodles:

Making noodles you basically need two ingredients, 200 grams of tipo “00” flour and 2 eggs.  Place the flour on your counter, make a well in the center and crack the eggs into the flour. Using your fingers work the eggs into the flour, a little at a time until everything is combined.

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Knead dough until everything is combined.

Knead the dough until it is a smooth lump of dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for ½ hour to chill.

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Knead dough until it is smooth.

 

There are many ways to use your fresh pasta. We have made fancy lasagna noodles.

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Basil Lasagna Noodles

One of our favorite ways to enjoy fresh pasta is in this recipe for Homemade Noodles with Peas, Asparagus and Pancetta.

While the dough is chilling make your sauce.

3 oz pancetta or bacon, chopped (Op)
1 ¼ pounds asparagus, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1 inch pieces
2 cups of frozen peas (do not thaw)
1 bunch of scallions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, pressed
½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup whipping cream
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon peel
¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided
¼ cup thinly sliced fresh Basil, divided

Cook pancetta in a large skillet until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

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Drain pancetta on paper towels.

Pour off all but 1 tsp drippings. Add asparagus to drippings and sauté for 3 minutes. Add peas, scallions and garlic and sauté until vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

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Vegetable mixture.

Following the directions from your pasta maker form your noodles.

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Forming the noodles.

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Homemade Noodles

Add to boiling water and cook just for about two minutes and drain, reserving the cooking liquid. Add the vegetable mixture, ¼ cup pasta cooking liquid, ½ cup Parmesan, cream, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon peel, half of the parsley and half of the basil. Toss, adding more cooking liquid if needed. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle pancetta, remaining parsley and basil over the top. Serve, passing additional Parmesan if desired. Bon Appetite!

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Homemade Noodles with Peas, Asparagus and Pancetta

 

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11 comments on “Making Fresh Pasta

Sherry on June 12, 2015 8:36 pm

This is so mouth-watering! Pinned and stumbled! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

Nancy Wolff on June 13, 2015 3:25 pm

Sherry,
I love your link party, see you next week!

All that's Jas on June 12, 2015 11:52 pm

Looks great! One of these days I will make homemade noodles too. Mom used to do it without the pasta maker and I need to make her proud 🙂 Thank you for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things and I hope you have a glorious day!

Nancy Wolff on June 13, 2015 3:24 pm

All that’s Jas, I have yet to make noodles with out the pasta maker! One of these days!

I never knew it was so simple to make your own pasta! What is tipo “00” flour though? You’ve got me intrigued and pondering putting on my Martha Stewart hat! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you’ll join us again this week!

Nancy Wolff on June 15, 2015 6:41 am

Christine,
tipo “00” flour is very finely ground flour!

swathi on June 14, 2015 7:41 pm

Sure homemade noodles will more delicious than store bought, fresh ones is best. Great post, thanks for sharing to Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning, tweeting and sharing in google plus.

Nancy Wolff on June 15, 2015 6:40 am

Thank you Swathi,
We do enjoy homemade noodles and they really are quite simple to make! 🙂

Elaine on June 17, 2015 12:18 am

This looks Yummy! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! Love having you!! Pinned!!!

Miz Helen on June 17, 2015 3:27 pm

A great tutorial and there is nothing like fresh homemade pasta! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope to see you again real soon!
Have a great day,
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on June 18, 2015 5:48 am

Thanks Miz Helen, it really surprised me how easy it was to make homemade pasta!

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