1.29.2012

Fresh Egg Pasta with Simple Tomato Sauce

Fresh Egg Pasta with Simple Tomato Sauce

IHCC Tessa Kiros ButtonI wanted to make some fresh pasta, while we are still cooking with Tessa Kiros but somehow I missed the mushroom season to make the picci with mushrooms from Twelve. Instead I tried to make the ravioli with sage butter, but couldn't get and fresh sage (and not for want of trying, I can tell you) plus my past dough turned out a bit brittle and I didn't trust it to be used in two layers. Since anything goes with the monthly IHCC potluck, I froze the fresh parsley for making stock and put the ricotta back into the fridge and settled for pasta with a simple tomato sauce. Making your own pasta requires a bit of work, especially if you don't have a pasta machine and have to use a rolling pin (like me) but it's well worth making at least once in a while.



Pasta all'uovo / Fresh Egg Pasta

Adapted from Die Toskana in meiner Küche / Twelve by Tessa Kiros

Ingredients:

450 g flour
1 Tbsp salt
4 eggs
1 Tbsp olive oil

Method:

In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Add the eggs and the olive oil and knead for about 10 minutes until you have a smooth dough. (The dough will seem a bit dry in the beginning.) If neccessary, add a little more water or flour depending on the size of the eggs. Cover with a clean cloth and let rest for 30 minutes. Cut away a quarter of the dough, and roll into a thin sheet. Sprinkle with flour and cut into thin strands. Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water for about 3-4 minutes until al dente. Drain and serve immediately.


Pomarola semplice / Simple Tomato Sauce

Adapted from Die Toskana in meiner Küche / Twelve by Tessa Kiros

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
400 g diced tomatoes or passatta
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper

Method:

Heat the olive oil in a skillet and fry the garlic until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and the herbs and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.



5 comments:

Kim said...

That is a lovely plate of fresh pasta. What a treat!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I always admire anyone who makes their own pasta--especially without a machine. This looks delicious with the simple tomato sauce. ;-)

Jamie said...

Simple, pure and fresh! Looks delicious!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wow - pasta by hand! Amazing. Definitely a treat.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Delicious - I love home made pasta, and especially with a simple, flavourful tomato sauce. Am totally impressed that you rolled your pasta by hand - I wouldn't even contemplate it without my machine.