I decided this summer that I wanted to try to make homemade pasta, and we have an experienced friend who was willing to come over and teach us. What a fascinating process! We mixed together semolina flour, eggs, water, and white wine, and kneaded the dough for a looong time. While the dough was resting, we made a ravioli filling that consisted of minced chicken and veggies (onion, carrot, celery) sauteed in olive oil, along with some ricotta, fresh Parmesan, a little wine and an egg yolk. We also made two homemade sauces, alfredo for Eric, and a mouthwatering marinara for the rest of us.
The kids got in on the action of passing the dough through the pasta machine to help make fettuccine noodles, and I tried my hand at assembling the ravioli.
It took 2 1/2 hours to make the pasta and sauces, and the end result was delectable! I'd made homemade bread earlier in the day, along with a salad, which were the perfect complements to our fresh entrees.
Have you ever made pasta?