"Let's pretend we're chefs and make pasta everyday." - Caspar
We love making pasta. It's one of our messier cooking activities. It's also really simple.
250g flour, we prefer to use strong pasta flour, it makes a difference!
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon olive oil
We don't add salt although most people would add a pinch. We put the flour on the counter and add the mixed eggs and olive oil to the centre and work it in to make a dough. We knead the dough for a few minutes. The dough is much firmer than play-dough or bread dough so it is good for strengthening those little hands. Then the dough needs to rest. We wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator. Usually it stays there for a couple of hours. Our day got busy so the dough stayed there overnight. The next day we gave it a quick knead and then divide it into four and pass through the pasta machine. We use the Kitchen Aid pasta attachments.
Caspar passes and folds it a couple of times.
Then through the spaghetti attachment.
This couldn't be more fun.
Otis didn't actually help but enjoyed watching close up.
We've never dried the pasta. Before it sticks together I put it into a pan of boiling water and cook for a couple of minutes. The best home made, kid made pasta you've ever had.
We have made pasta before without using a pasta machine. We rolled it thin and sliced it into fettuccine. It was inconsistent but looked so homely and rustic and tasted just fine.