Hello, my name is Mario and I’m a pasta addict. I’m from Germany but I have a big love spot for Italian food in my heart (belly).
The New Years Resolution for 2017 was to produce handmade pasta in my own kitchen without using any machines. Except of course for cooking it.
On December 30th of 2017 (sehr knapp) i finally made them. It was less difficult than I expected but my guests were “waiting” for 3.5 hours to eat them.
I used flour (Germans Weizenmehl 405) 150g and durum wheat semolina (Hartweizengrieß) 50g and two eggs. Nothing more. No water, no salt, just my hands.
Then I was kneading it to a beautiful dough and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour.
Next step was only to flatten it. I used my hands and a rolling pin (Nudelholz) until it was so flat, that I could see my hands through it. I folded it several times and then cut stripes of it.
Next was only to put them in salty boiling water and cook them for a few minutes.
In the mean time of all, my wife produced a wonderful meatball tomato sauce.
I was so glad that I fulfilled my New Years resolution, that I wanted to share it here with you. I know we have some Italians here and I wanted them to confirm, that this is ok pasta and how they would produce them, if it is not too much to ask for. Or other recipes.