Soft, fat noodles inspired me to dig out our pasta machine.
I adored the handmade handkerchief noodles at Farina. The dish is called Mandilli di seta al Pesto. Each luscious bite of pasta had a punch of flavor from the basil and almond pesto.
This weekend, we made pasta with garlic sausage and Rachel Ray’s bolognese sauce.
I wanted to make spinach-flavored noodles.
My hubby thought a recipe from Kelsey’s Essentials called for blanching a whole bag of green leaves and making a purÃ©e out of them.
However, her recipe used only three tablespoons of purÃ©ed spinach. I think something got lost in translation.
I decided to add the rest of the spinach to the bolognese sauce.
I also used a pasta recipe from a bag of Bobâ€™s Red Mill Semolina flour.
Making pasta takes a lot of time in the kitchen. It helps when you have a glass of wine or two.
Cutting up pasta also takes up a lot of space in the kitchen. We used one table to roll out the dough and cut it up.
Salted boiling water transformed elastic dough into firm pasta noodles.