Eric requested sauce with meatballs and fresh pasta this weekend. I decided to make this recipe for the pasta today;
Fresh Semolina Pasta
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups semolina flour
6 large eggs
2 Tablespoons olive oil
pinch of salt
I use a stand up mixer for this recipe
1. Mix together flours and salt in stand up mixer bowl. You will use the dough hook. In a separate bowl mix eggs and olive oil and whisk together. Add egg mixture to flour/salt. Mix together on medium high for 5-8 minutes. (you can mix and knead by hand. That is not the way I do it.)
2. Remove from bowl and wrap tightly in plastic. Allow to rest at room temperature for no less than 30 minutes.
3. Roll out dough with a pasta machine or a rolling pin to desired thickness. I have a pasta attachment for my stand up mixer. I used this to make my pasta. It certainly makes it much easier!
4. Bring water to a boil in a large pot and add 1 Tablespoon salt. Cook pasta until tender, 1-8 minutes depending on thickness. Drain and toss with your favorite sauce.
Rachel opted for pesto today. (Pesto is very simple to make.) The rest of us went with tomato sauce and meatballs. I will be bringing fresh pasta and pesto to work for lunch tomorrow. For me, sauce and meatball is the best meal ever! Simple and Delicious. Ciao!!