1.07.2013

A Little Pasta Love

If I had an italian grandmother I would call her Nona. She would double kiss me on the cheek when I walked into her house and immediately tell me I look too thin and shove a piece of bread in my mouth "eat, eat...too thin, too thin!". If I had an italian grandmother I wold tell you that pasta making is in my blood and this recipe and theses techniques have been passed down though the wine soaked generations. Except I don't have an Italian grandmother. I have one who grew up in Philly and is a BA in many other ways, just not so much on the passing down cooking though the generations part. 

I decided the passing recipes down though generation thing had to start somewhere, so why not with me. I adore the idea of making things from scratch. Yes, I know I could easily go pick up a package of torteillni at the store. Yet there is something fulfilling about kneading the dough and rolling it out inch by inch, something that makes it sweeter, rewarding, more steeped in tradition.  


It's a simple recipe, simpler than I originally thought it was or should be.

1 1/2 c. All Porpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt
3 eggs

Combine flour and salt. Dump flour and salt mixture out on a clean counter and create a "well" for the eggs to be placed (see first picture). Knead your little heart out. Don't try to work all of the flour in. Personally I added a little (about 3 tablespoons) of luke warm water because my dough wasn't coming together exactly how I wanted. Refrigerate for an hour.


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10 comments:

Darby Hawley said...

I need a grandmother like that too! This recipe will be the best substitution!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Fun! Our favorite restaurant in Tomball is Nona's Italian Grill. :) What kind of pasta did you make?

L said...

awww I wish I had a grandma like that too =) How fun!
What do you do after you refrigerate it, is it ready to just shape and cook?
Thanks for sharing!
Much Love,
L

Courtney said...

You are kind of my idol for making pasta from scratch. I would love to get the pasta making attachment for my Kitchen Aid but I'm kind of terrified to actually use it, haha.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Go you! I've never made homemade pasta!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I need to get on your level.
Just saying! AH!

I asked Toy to write down all of her recipes for me for my birthday this year! I'm steppin up my game starting NOW :)

LOVE YOU!

Kathleen said...

BaH! I wish I had the patience (and the desire) to make homemade pasta. I love that you did though!

I'm sure it turned out DE-LICIOUS! :)

Ps. Your apron is super cute!

Amy Powell said...

Oh I've been wanting to make pasta... you make it look so easy! going to try it out now :)

Altax said...

Awesome recipe!!!

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Michelle said...

I love every single thing about this post! Gorgeous. Aaaaand I think I will be trying that :)