Self made pasta dough
its the best pasta!!
serves 5 hungrrry pirrrates
-500g(~1lb) soft wheat flour (this isn't the standard flour)
-5 eggs (hardcore vegeterians can use a glass of mineral water, I don't know if it works with beer, but I don't think so....)
-add salt only after cooking!!
-Pour the flour and the eggs into a big bowl. Do not use eggs straight from th fridge! Yarr!
-Knead the mixtures with your hands, untill its completely homogenous
-If the mixture is too dry add some water, if it's too soft add some flour.
A good dough should never stick to your fingers
-Put the dough on a lightly floured table.
-Cut the dough in slices. (1cm each!)
Attention:The dough dries fast. if the dough dry, you have to cook the
-Now take one of the slices and a rolling pin and roll on the dough untill it's 2mm (0,06inch.....) thin
Real Pirrrates use pasta machines, this is much easier!
With a pasta machine you can make lasagne, fettucini and spaghetti.
Farfalle: ("butterfly pasta")
-Cut the dough in rectangles (~one by two inches)
-Squeeze it together in the middle of the long side to give it the shape of a butterfly. glue it with water when nececarry!
-Cook the pasta for 3-5 minutes. The water has to boil!!
How long it has to cook depends on the thickness of the dough.
-cut the pasta into bigger rectangles and fill them with some filling (I have a good recipe somewhere)
-Cook them ~5 minutes.
Please let me know if you liked these pasta!