Sunday, September 18, 2011

Perfect Pasta with thanks to Adrienne.

Adrienne from  La Vie Quotidienne emailed me her pasta recipe after she read my kitchen nightmare post on the pasta that was a major flop. It sounded easy and she gave me tips as well to insure success.

Lovely daughter came over and we rolled up our sleeves and got busy in the kitchen.

we set everything up on the counter

Adrienne's recipe calls for a food processor which made things easy

Blend 2 eggs, 1 tsp. oil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 3/4 c flour
until it resembles cornmeal
(see above)

add 2 tbsp water and process until it forms a ball.

Form into a round and place in a plastic bag for 30 minutes to rest.

divide into 3 portions and put through the press
8 times using a smaller setting each time
cut into 10 inch lengths
then using the cutter
feed it through and use a bit of flour to keep the noodles from sticking.


Dinner is served

Thank you Adrienne
I am so grateful that you sent me this recipe it's a winner!

Many wonderful connections have been made in cyberspace.
Blogging has enriched my life in a way I had not foreseen.
An online community of strangers 
that share experiences and events

Thank you for leaving comments 
 for taking the time to read my words.

Working and a time crunch has prevented me from leaving comments 
on many of the blogs that I follow 
I avidly follow many.

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  1. Hostess, was it worth the effort to make your own?

  2. oh that looks so yummy. there is nothing better than freshly made pasta!

    i spend, way, way too much time in blogland.


  3. I am so super thrilled that it turned out well...I was wondering if you had tried it. You can't imagine how excited I am! It was so much fun to share this with you.(-:

  4. How fun! I can't wait to try it, will definitely try sometime this week :-).

  5. LPC- Yes!!

    Janet- We adore you...please never stray!

    La Vie Quotidienne- You are an angel!

    Susan- It's a winner!

  6. Your pasta looks fabulous, Hostess!

    I made gnocchi at the weekend.

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  7. Glad the pasta turned out this time! :)

    I've just started blogging recently but have been following blogs for awhile. Yours is lovely!

  8. My husband made pasta Thursday night with a fabulous eggplant sauce; I was a bit annoyed that he had it all done by the time I got home, because I'd hoped to get some photographs for posting (poor guy: not enough he cooks for me, but I want to be able to photograph the making before I do the eating!). He does his all by hand rather than using the food processor, but otherwise your results look similar. It tastes fabulous, doesn't it?!
    And we find it's great for entertaining, at least if you have guests who enjoying watching the process -- he works, we drink & watch. . .

  9. LR@Magnificent or Egregious- Thank you :)

    materfamilias- it does taste great! we were all hands on deck....a sip here and there!

  10. That bowl of pasta looks delicious!
    When do I blog?...late in the evening just before bed, or early in the morning before going to work. I read blogs with my morning coffee and my night time chamomile tea.

  11. I'm glad this batch of pasta turned out so well Hostess.
    As a new blogger I'm discovering the time I devoted to commenting on other blogs has eroded a little but I'm trying to fine tune and find a good balance. There are so many beautiful blogs but nary the time to follow them all!

  12. Not that's some smooth pasta on your plate! Congratulations et bon appetit!
    I blog late night, the only actual free time. I comment throughout the day, it's refreshing.

  13. So pleased that this batch of pasta was such a success - it looks gorgeous! As for blogging well I am addicted but sometimes worry that I haven't been round to visit others as much as I would like to ...xx

  14. YAY! Looks super yummy as usual!! Bloggdom has all but replaced facebook for me in many ways and I'm thankful for time-saving access on my phone. The hectic school rush is easing finally into familiar routine...I might be able to come up for air lol

  15. This looks fantastic! I have the same Cuisanart; I cannot live life without my food processor.

  16. I am going to try this next time I make pasta, in the near future. The recipe I have now, makes me knead the dough. I HATE kneading dough. I am pretty sure that's what they do in Hell. Knead dough for eternity. Then they bake the bread in the fire pit brick ovens, for the angels to eat!!!