Monday, October 25, 2010

Fresh Pasta with My Sidekick

Talus is my sidekick in the kitchen.  Of course, he thinks I'm his.  One of our favorite things to make together is fresh egg pasta.  He loves using the pasta machine and gets his own small chunk of dough to do with as he pleases. The beauty of making pasta with kids is that they are totally occupied and interested (no small feat with T), but really, mama is in control.

                                             As you can see, I have really fancy drying rack...

Fresh Egg Pasta

From The Herbfarm Cookbook

2 cups unbleached bread flour -or AP
2 large eggs
1/4 t. salt
2 t. olive oil
About 2 T. water (I always need more)
Rice flour, for dusting

Pulse the flour, eggs, salt, and olive oil together in a food processor until the mixture looks like cornmeal.
Add 2 T. water and process.  Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the dough spins itself into a ball.
Put in a covered container and let rest at least 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough according to your pasta machine's directions. Rice flour is key isn't absorbed into the dough the way that flour is.  Love it.