Fresh Pasta and Theories on Life, Happiness, and Inner Peace

I have quite a few theories on life, happiness and inner peace. One of them goes like this: “The secret to life, happiness, and inner peace is using fresh pasta instead of dried pasta.” There are a few things that really lend themselves to fresh pasta, one of which is chicken noodle soup. This is a quick overview of the steps to making fresh egg pasta!

You will need: 2 cups of flour and four eggs. A food processor is handy if you’ve got one, but you can also do this by hand. It’s much messier that way though.

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Measure two even cups of flour.

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Add in some salt. Measuring is optional! Just not a giant ton of salt.

 

 

 

 

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Pulse a couple of times until the salt and flour are nice and evenly mixed.

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Add the four eggs…

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…and pulse until the dough starts to form a ball. If you want to, you can put in fresh chopped herbs, spinach, tomatoes, or whatever!

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Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times.

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Using the heaviest rolling pin available (marble is the best!), roll out the dough into a thin sheet, flipping over as needed. Add more flour if the dough starts to stick to the counter.

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When you can see the outline of your hand through the dough, that’s a pretty good sign that it’s thin enough.

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Use a pizza cutter and slice it into whatever size and shape you want! For chicken noodle soup I like this shape. But you can also do long fettuccine-shaped noodles, or use this pasta dough to make tortellini or ravioli.

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Ta-daaa! Fresh pasta. Seriously…once you have fresh pasta (which really only takes about five minutes to make) you’ll wonder how you ever managed to eat the dried stuff. It’s life-changing.

Love, peace, and fresh cooking,
Sumiko

 

 

 

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