Homemade Pasta with Bolognese

I finally ventured into the world of making homemade pasta. I must admit, it was harder than I thought it would be. I saw this on the Pioneer Womans blog and it looked so easy. Well it is, until you start rolling the dough. I dont have a pasta maker so I had to roll the crap out of the dough and it did take some time. My arms are sore and very tired from all the rolling!  It was worth it though. I also made bolognese sauce and breadsticks to go along with it.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

4 eggs

Directions:

Lightly flour large work surface.  Lay out the 2 cups of flour. Make well in the center of the flour and add eggs. Lightly combine with fingertips until combined. Knead, knead, knead until the dough is smooth and not sticky. Let the dough rest on the counter for about 15 mins or so. Using rolling pin, roll the dough out as thin as you can possibly get it. This did take some time but I promise its worth it. After you get the dough rolled out, roll into loose log. Using a sharp knife, cut the pasta dough into thin strips. Drop into heavily salted boiling water. Cook 2-3 mins.

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Above is the pasta in all  its naked glory!

Here it is covered with bolognese sauce (recipe below)

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I adapted this recipe from the pioneer womans bolognese.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup grated carrots

1 onion, chopped

3 tbsp evoo

1 lb ground beef

2 tbsp dried basil

2 tbsp dried oregano

1 tbsp tomato paste

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup red wine

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 28 oz can whole tomatoes

1 small can mushrooms

salt and pepper

Directions:

In large pot, heat evoo over med heat. Add carrots and onion and cook about 3 mins. Add ground beef and brown. Pour in wine to deglaze pan. Cook 1 min. Add in dried herbs, tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms,worcestershire,tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer 20 mins.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lindsey
    Oct 03, 2009 @ 00:25:56

    I really want to try to make homemade pasta sometime soon! This looks great!

    Reply

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