Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cooking Thursday - Homemade Fettuccine Noodles


Good morning everyone, sure hope you're all having a great Thursday so far and staying warm :)

I have my wonderful cup of coffee at my side and here I am, sharing another recipe.


Homemade Fettucine Noodles


PASTA
Mamma Antonietta

4 eggs, at room temperature
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup tepid water or as needed


1. Place flour on a wood board, make a well, and break the eggs into it.
2. If you prefer, you can mix it in a bowl with a fork, or in an electric mixer with a
dough hook.
3. Slowly incorporate the flour into the eggs.
4. It will come together in a smooth, elastic (manageable) ball, with just enough
moisture that it sticks together, but does not stick to the table or bowl.
5. You may need to add a bit of water if the dough is too dry and crumbly, or a bit more
flour if too wet and sticky.
6. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes covered with a towel. (If in a hurry, you can
skip the resting period.)
7. Use a sharp knife to cut off a chunk from the ball, and roll it to about ⅛” (2.5 mm)
thick. This should be about the thickest setting on your pasta machine.
8. Sprinkle some flour in the middle of the flattened sheet, fold it double, and roll it flat
again.
9. Repeat at least a half dozen times, until the sheet has taken shape.

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10. The dough should be relatively soft, however anytime it seems too moist, sprinkle a
little flour.
11. Finally, roll it to the desired thickness for cutting.
12. After cutting, sprinkle liberally with flour, to keep it from sticking in bunches until
you get it into the pot of salted boiling water.
13. Pasta strands can be hung from a drying rack, to keep from sticking until they’re
ready for the pot, or to dry for freezing.



3 comments:

Susanne said...

My mouth is just watering. Fettucine is my absolute favorite type of pasta!

Mari said...

Sounds so good!

"The Smelly Lady" said...

Love the pasta maker! Makes me wish I had the time to use the one I have. I haven't used mine in so long....I hope it still works.