Pasta is a versatile and comforting food that is loved by people everywhere. Pasta dishes can be endlessly satisfying and delicious. And the best part? They’re usually quick and easy to prepare, making them a go-to meal for busy weeknights.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite pastas we love for spring to share with you. So get ready to twirl your fork and dig into some delicious pasta dishes that are sure to become new favorites in your kitchen.
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Pastas We Love For Spring
Making Your Own Pasta
If you want to try your hand at making your own pasta, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s not difficult or scary to make your own pasta.
Here is an incredibly easy homemade pasta recipe that only requires you to mix flour with eggs and knead the dough.
- 2 large eggs
- 200g of 00 flour, plus extra for dusting
Make a mound out of the flour (reserving about 20 grams to use only if necessary). Swirl a whole in the middle of the mound with your fingers. Crack the eggs into the center of the mound.
Using a fork, beat the eggs gently, then start to incorporate the surrounding flour, slowly, until fully combined. Add the extra flour only if the dough is too sticky. Then knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic.
Rolling the Pasta
There are two ways to roll your fresh pasta. You can knead it and roll it out with a rolling pin. This takes a bit of muscle and time, but it’s not difficult. Or you can use a pasta maker. There are three different types of pasta makers.
There is a third, even easier option. If you’ve ever wanted to make fresh pasta, but didn’t want to do the work, you need this.
How much homemade pasta per person?
I recommend a 2 ounce serving of fresh pasta per person. Once the pasta is cooked it equals around 1 cup of pasta, which is a decent serving. The recipe above makes 4 servings.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you boil pasta for?
Its always good to follow the cooking directions on the specific pasta that you are using. These general cooking times will help you keep an eye on your pasta. Dried pasta such as linguine and spaghetti take about 10 minutes while thicker pasta can take between 12 and 15 minutes. Fresh pasta will take much less time to cook, around 5 minutes.
What does al dente mean?
Al dente means cooked so as to be still firm when bitten. The pasta should be cooked through with no crunch. Test your pasta while it is cooking to check for a slight firmness.
Before You Go
Since you made it to the end of this article, you’re probably pretty interested in pasta. Here are a few more articles we think you might enjoy.
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Angela’s passion for discovering and experimenting with new flavors and recipes is at the heart of her culinary philosophy. Residing in a quaint Oregon town, she finds joy and inspiration in her kitchen. Angela has a lot of expertise in cooking and she eagerly shares her discoveries and unique creations with you.