Freeeeesh Homemade pasta. Need I say more? 🙂
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 😉
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.
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!
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour + extra for dusting
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3-1/2 cup water
- Combine flours, egg yolks, and salt in a standmixer or a food processor.
- Slowly combine. (Pulse if using a food processor)
- With the machine running, slowly add in the olive oil.
- Add in water until mixture forms a ball of dough.
- You may need to add additional water if dough is too dry. (I did)
- Remove the dough from the bowl or food processor and place on a floured surface.
- Knead the dough until smooth.
- It shouldn't take longer than a couple minutes.
- Place dough wrapped in plastic wrap in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
- For this part you don't need a fancy pasta machine but if you have one go ahead and use it.
- Roll and cut dough to desired sizes and shapes.
- When cooking pasta will float when done.
- *DIY Cake Flour | 1/4 cup cornstarch + 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour.
- Once the dough is chilled it will be easier to work with.