Tuesday, February 11, 2014

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...

That's Amore! A few weeks ago, I took a class at Kitchen Window in Uptown. We learned "the fundamentals of fresh pasta", and made 4 different types of pasta with different sauces. My personal favorite? The fettuccine noodles with the red sauce. Luckily for me (and anyone I cook for in the future) it was also the easiest one to make!

Fresh Pasta:
2 Eggs
2 T Water
1t Salt
1 1/2 Cups Flour

Combine flour and salt, and make a "mountain" on your countertop. Form a hole in the middle, add water and eggs. Whisk eggs while slowly adding flour. This will eventually form into a nice, textured dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 20 minutes to cool. 

Bust out your pasta maker, and feed pasta through to make fettuccini noodles. Place on baking sheet until ready to boil (fresh pasta cooks really fast!) Place noodles in boiling water for 3-4 minutes.Tada

Red Sauce:
2 28oz cans San Marzano tomatoes
2 T Sugar
2 T Salt
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
4 T Fresh Basil, Minced

Combine all ingredients in saucepan on stovetop. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Feel free to play with other ingredients like garlic, red pepper, or oregano. 

Pour sauce on noodles and serve! I like to sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan on mine! 

Bon appetit! 


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