Monday, June 23, 2008

Fresh Chive Pasta

I have been wanting to make fresh pasta for a long time. It's something that is very easy to do, but makes a huge impression! The taste is also out of this world! I'm very excited that I know how, because I plan to make different kinds weekly from now on!
This week I decided to make it with chives because they were growing nicely in my aerogarden.

The basic recipe is 3/4 c. flour to every egg you use. If vegetable puree is used to flavor the pasta, more flour will be needed. It can be made eggless with EVOO, and I plan to try subbing in whole wheat pasta next week.

First, make a well in the center of the flour. Add eggs and any add-ins. Whisk the eggs and pull in flour until it's incorporated, then knead with hands until mixed. If dry, add water, if wet, add more flour. Let the pasta sit for 15 minutes covered by a damp towel. Next, divide the dough into a few pieces. Flatten it a bit, and run it through the pasta roller on the largest setting, fold over, and run through again, getting smaller and smaller as you go.

Run pasta through the cutter.

Lay pasta out and toss with flour. Let it dry out for another 15 minutes. Cook right away in boiling water for 3 minutes, or refrigerate for no more than a day.

If refrigerated, be sure to seperate the pasta before cooking. Also, toss with a bit of extra flour before placing in a tupperware dish.


Anonymous said...

YUM! I LOVE fresh pasta. What a great idea with the chives!!

Carimeli said...

I am so making this.

gaga said...

I've been playing with fresh pasta lately too! It's so worth the effort and the mess. I have yet to try adding herbs/veggies to mine, but will hopefully get to soon. Yours looks great!