Our zero-waste kitchen: homemade pasta
Have you ever thought of how pasta is made? It is one of those things we just always buy at the store semi-ready, or even premade in some cases.
And it makes sense, it is quite time-consuming. But since time is one of the things we have extra of lately, we decided to give homemade pasta a try. Warning! We don’t have a pasta machine, but that didn’t stop us!
The recipe is super simple, for every serving you need an egg and 100 gr of flour, so for 2 people we used 2 eggs and 200 gr of flour.
- On a clean surface, make a volcano shape pile.
- Crack the eggs inside the hole of your volcano.
- Beat the eggs with a fork and gradually add some of the flour.
- With your hands keep adding flour from the sides to the center and mix into the dough.
- Knead the dough until even and not sticky (add a little olive oil if too dry).
- Roll the dough out, you want to do this various times, folding the dough and rolling it out again, until smooth and even.
- Cut the dough in even pieces (or at least try), we made unperfect noodles.
- Once cut dust with flour and make sure they don’t stick.
- Cook in boiling water for about 5 minutes (depending on the thickness).
Next time we want to go all out and try to make ravioli, let’s see if we can manage!
This recipe is a great way to get your hands dirty and to avoid buying pasta in plastic packaging, now that buying in bulk might be more of a challenge.