Fresh Homemade Pasta | Food Network Friday

Freeeeesh Homemade pasta. Need I say more? 🙂

Fresh Homemade Pasta | It's easier to make than one would think via sweetasacookie.com

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta share a Food Network Recipe on Friday! If you didn’t get the intro, I’ll help clear things up 🙂 Fun, fun, fun, fun, looking forward to the weekend. Okay, I’m done! Today is the kick off for Food Network Fridays! If you have no idea what I’m talking about I shall send you here. Are we all caught up to speed now? Okay, Good! I wanted to slowly ease our way into Food Network Fridays, so when I saw Giada making this gorgeous pasta the other day on TV I knew it was perfect for our first recipe. Pasta making has always seemed so scary to me. Once you make a batch of this fresh homemade pasta, you’ll never want the dried garbage out of a box again. <— Although I still used the dried up stuff, oops 😉

Fresh Homemade Pasta | It's easier to make than one would think via sweetasacookie.com

I am a carb lover. My carb addition caused me to gain the freshman 30 <– no joke. Luckily, last year I decided to do something about it and I lost all that weight. Did I cut out carbs? NO. I simply reduced my portion sizes to a normal amount. I would never deprive my body of the food it craves. I was born a bread eating, pasta devouring machine. When both are involved I’m in trouble. Take spaghetti and garlic bread for example, they’re my weaknesses.

Fresh Homemade Pasta | It's easier to make than one would think via sweetasacookie.com

I this what makes this pasta recipe so wonderful is that she used some cake flour. If you don’t have cake flour, don’t worry. I got you covered! I’m always looking out for you guys and I wouldn’t want you to have to buy three million types of flours. Just don’t come look at my kitchen though, I have too many types of flours to count. Actually I can count them, just not on ten fingers. 🙂 Don’t forget to come back next week for another Food Network Friday recipe!

Fresh Homemade Pasta
Freeeesh Homemade Pasta. Need I say more?
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups cake flour
  2. 1 cup all purpose flour + extra for dusting
  3. 4 large egg yolks
  4. 1/8 tsp. salt
  5. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  6. 1/3-1/2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine flours, egg yolks, and salt in a standmixer or a food processor.
  2. Slowly combine. (Pulse if using a food processor)
  3. With the machine running, slowly add in the olive oil.
  4. Add in water until mixture forms a ball of dough.
  5. You may need to add additional water if dough is too dry. (I did)
  6. Remove the dough from the bowl or food processor and place on a floured surface.
  7. Knead the dough until smooth.
  8. It shouldn't take longer than a couple minutes.
  9. Place dough wrapped in plastic wrap in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  10. For this part you don't need a fancy pasta machine but if you have one go ahead and use it.
  11. Roll and cut dough to desired sizes and shapes.
  12. When cooking pasta will float when done.
Notes
  1. *DIY Cake Flour | 1/4 cup cornstarch + 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour.
  2. Once the dough is chilled it will be easier to work with.
Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis
Sweet as a Cookie http://sweetasacookie.com/

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    Lolly Jane
    May 6, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    I always thought I needed fancy tools to make pasta. Pinned and this is on my “to make” menu next week, yum! Thanks! 🙂

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