This summer, my boyfriend and I are dealing with the pain of not owning a barbecue. While those who’ve never had one might not understand my struggle, I think every barbecue owner can understand the joy of having this precious appliance in the summer because…
- No one wants to use the oven when it’s 30 degrees celsius in their apartment.
- No one wants to cook inside when it’s bright and sunny outside.
- No one wants to do the dishes in the summer!
But enough with the ranting!
In order to counter this problem and do something fun in the kitchen, I decided to make some homemade pasta! It was super simple and delicious!
You’ll need :
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of water
- Salt to taste
Mix the wet ingredients together with a fork.
Add the wet ingredients to the flour in a food processor. Pulse until the dough starts to form.
Remove from the food processor and use your hands to form a dough.
Cover with plastic rap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Use a pasta machine or dough roller to flat out the dough. It needs to be very thin. Then cut the dough with a pasta cutter, so it gives the right form : fettucini, linguini, etc.
Cut the pasta with a pasta cutter.
*this is the tricky part it’s extremely hard to make the pasta thin enough without the proper equipment.
Once your pasta is made, use immediately cooking 2-3 minutes or put it in the fridge for up to two days. You can also freeze it if you want!
Now, to make the Fresh Pesto…
- At least half a cup of basil leaves
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- Pine nuts to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until the texture suits you. Be sure to add some basil if you want it to be tastier.
To cook up the Pesto Chicken Pasta, I mixed the Pesto with some leftover chicken and added to the freshly cooked pasta. Topped off with some Parmesan the result was simply delicious!
Are you ready to try and make your own pasta?