Homemade Pasta

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Being a food passionate person in a society that values fast, pre packaged corporate slop can sometimes be frustrating.  The best food takes a few extra minutes to prepare, it requires some thought, and it will soothe your soul just as much as it fills your belly. I would like to share my homemade pasta recipe and hope that you will alter it and make it your own.

Pasta

2 Cups of unbleached all purpose flour

1 Cup of Semolina Flour

2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil

1 Egg

1-2 Teaspoons of Salt

Water

On a clean countertop create a well with your dry ingredients. Pour the olive oil and egg into the well. Pour some water into the well and mix with your hands until the ingredients begin to form little balls. Add water in between mixing until the dough forms. Kneed the dough for a minute or two until it becomes firm. Allow the dough to sit for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 2-3 inch balls. Roll out the balls and cut out what ever pasta shape you desire. Drop the pasta into water that is at a rolling boil. Gently stir and cook for a few minutes. Drain and eat.

Here is an unscripted video of me making pasta for dinner. Please excuse the mispronunciation of Semolina Flour; I am as imperfect as my pasta. There are many recipes on line for pasta and tips on how to create wonderful dishes. But ultimately what ever you create in your kitchen will have the unique flavor that is you.

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