Homemade Pasta

Came home tonight and was just stressed. A day that started with the dentist, getting pulled over by a cop and loads of work... I needed to cook something tasty.

Homemade Pasta should do the trick!

Before you start judging me, please note that I read several food blogs about how to make homemade pasta and The Pioneer Woman has a great and simple recipe. But being a creative cook myself I more or less used her recipe as a guideline.

The Recipe:

Homemade Pasta
Serves: 2 or 1 very hungry person

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup of flour
dash or two of garlic salt
1/2 tsp rosemary leaves (to your taste)
1/4 tsp thyme (or however much you want)
 

To Start: Mix together flour and other dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well in the middle of your flour mixture and add both eggs. With your hands mix together until dough comes together in a ball. 

On a floured surface start kneading the dough... keep kneading... keep kneading. You want the dough smooth. I kept adding a little bit of flour so it wouldn't stick to the counter. After it is smooth let the dough rest for a little bit.

If you have a sauce for your pasta that is great... but this is what I added to my homemade pasta dish.

This is where I started making my caramelized  onions. 1/2 an onion cut into thin slices, melt 1 tablespoon of butter on med to low heat until mostly melted and then add your onion. Sprinkle a little salt and a little sugar over the onions and keep it on med/low heat. Stir occasionally. Once onions start to get golden brown turn the heat to simmer until you're ready to add them to your pasta.

Roll out your dough to as thin as you can. The noodles will puff up when you boil them so make it as thin as you can. To cut long thin noodles I cut my dough into fourths. Then I rolled up a piece of the dough like a fruit roll up and then cut it into very thin pieces (note photo example). This makes cutting the noodles super easy. Then all you have to do is unroll the rounds of dough. Add a bit more flour to to the top of the dough before you start rolling and they should roll out no problem.

Meanwhile, fill a pot with water and sprinkle some salt in there. Bring the water to a boil. Place your noodles in the water and boil for 2 minutes. They cook really fast.

Enjoy!!

What I did with the rest of my dish was added a little bit of butter, olive oil, a vignette salad dressing and the caramelized onions and tossed together. Grated some fresh Parmesan cheese and then couldn't stop eating it. So tasty!