Thursday, June 4, 2015

Stained glass pasta recipe

Stained glass window.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This recipe is easy to make, but it can be quite time consuming until you are comfortable with the process. The end result, however, is totally worth it if you enjoy crafting truly unique food for your friends and family.

Basic Pasta Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 5 to 7 T water 
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • Fresh herbs or edible flours, as desired
In a large bowl, create a mound of flour and create a well in the center of it. Add the eggs to the well, beating gently with a fork while you add the water a tablespoon at a time. Slowly bring the flour from the sides into the well, adding more water as needed until all of the flour is moistened. Once a stiff dough is formed, create a ball and knead the mixture for 3-4 minutes, until the dough is elastic. Wrap in plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 20 minutes. When ready to make pasta, lightly dust your work surface with additional flour and divide the dough into fourths. Roll out two portions as thin as possible, keeping unused dough covered until you are ready to use it. Lightly dampen fresh herbs or edible flowers with water and press into one of the dough sheets. Top with the second piece of dough and press and flatten the dough sheets with a rolling pin. Cut into desired shapes and use in your favorite pasta recipes.

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