Happiness is…..

Fresh homemade Pasta.

I got a present in the mail today. Sure, I purchased and sent the present to myself, but it was glorious nonetheless.  After days of stalking its leisurely journey across the country, I arrived home to find the package waiting patiently on my doorstep.  I couldn’t open it fast enough, and at last, it was here.

 

You can almost hear the angels singing.

This is by far the best kitchen purchase I have made in awhile.  Let just say, I will never buy pasta again.  It so easy to make, takes the simplest of ingredients, and tastes fabulous.  If you’ve never made fresh pasta, do it. Trust me.

 

Basic pasta recipe

3/4 cup flour

1 pinch of salt

1 egg

Pile the flour and salt in a little pile on the cutting board and hollow out the center, kind of like a bird’s nest.  Place the egg in the center of the nest, and slowly knead the flour into the egg until full incorporated.  If the dough is too dry, simply add a little water.  If its too sticky (it should not stick to your hands), add a little flour.  The dough should be elastic, but smooth.  Then simply roll it out and cut as desired.  Add to salted boiling water and boil for 4-8 minutes depending on thickness.  Pasta will rise once its done.

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