Most of the U.S. thinks that a pasta dinner is a ten minute dinner tops. Not in this house. I start with a cup of flour, an egg, a two finger pinch of salt, and a couple tablespoons or so of water in a bowl. Mix it all up and the knead it.
and knead it
For ten minutes. I do actually time this. It makes such a difference.
Then it is time to roll out the pasta dough. It starts out small,
Until it is very thin and ready to cut.
I like using a very heavy pizza cutter.
It is then time to cook. It only takes a few minutes in boiling water. I usually make a light pesto sauce to go with the pasta, pesto and pine nuts.
It is a simple meal but so lovely in the tummy. We had this with homemade blackberry sorbet for dessert. Yum!
All pictures are courtesy of Russell. Thank you sir!