Homemade Pasta

Ok so I must confess that ever since I got my pasta attachment for my Kitchenaid, I’ve become a little obsessive about homemade pasta.  Maybe it’s just my ego, but I honestly think it tastes so much better than store-bought!  Spring break from class was over this week and so it was back to the ‘ole grind, but when we made homemade ciabatta bread with parmesan and caramelized onions in baking class this week, I couldn’t wait to bring it home and pair with some homemade noodles.  I have had some fresh herbs in the refrigerator for a couple days and it makes me so sad to throw away fresh herbs because they don’t stay fresh that long (can’t wait to grow them myself in a little garden!), so I decided to experiment with some herbed fettucine noodles.  Make your dough ahead and let it sit for a while before rolling out into sheets.

After rolling your sheets out you can switch your attachment to the fettucine maker and put each sheet through to get your noodles.  You’ll end up with a decent amount of noodles so either lay them out on a towel or hang on a clothes hanger for several hours to dry. Beware of the mounds of hanging noodles that will take over your kitchen pretty fast! Dried pasta will keep in an air tight container for a month or two and is great to have on hand.

Fresh Herbed Fettucine Noodles

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbs. water (maybe a slight bit more but the consistency of the dough should be fairly dry)
  • 3.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1.5 tbs. minced rosemary
  • 1/2 tbs. minced sage
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Add eggs, water, flour and salt to the mixer and mix with the paddle attachment for about a minute.  Switch out the paddle attachment for the dough hook and add in your herbs and lemon zest (any combination of herbs would be great).  Knead on speed 2 for about 2-3 minutes.  Take the bowl off the mixer and knead by hand for another minute. Form the dough in a ball and wrap the dough in Saran wrap and let it rest for about 30 mins.  Separate the ball of dough into about four parts and shape each part into a rough rectangle.  Run each rectangle into pasta sheets by staring with the widest setting on your pasta sheet roller.  Roll through the widest setting 2 or 3 times and then go down to about the number 3 setting and roll again another couple of times until you get a smooth sheet.  After all your sheets are rolled switch to the fettucine attachment and ta da-homemade noodles!  Boil in water for only about 2-3 minutes with fresh noodles and top with your favorite sauce.

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One Comment on “Homemade Pasta”

  1. katie smith Says:

    THIS LOOKS SOOO GOOD– i want those pumpkin rolls too. they remind me of an adult, higher class version of those little debbie pumpkin things that come out every fall.


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