Back-to-School Pasta and Pesto

This is such a staple, and it was done perfectly. Pasta and pesto, the posh way. After a bit of trials and tribulations with the pasta machine, and then the food processor, this came out and we were very happy. If you don’t have a pasta machine, you can easily do it the manual way, but it might be a bit of an effort, and in such a case you’re probably better of just making the pesto.

In other worlds, my food processor keeps on not working, any suggestions? Also, just moved into the new house, with my camera but without my dad’s macro lenses so I feel a bit deprived but I feel the photo has turned out okay.

Ingredients

Pasta

-2 cups of plain flour

-2 eggs

-1 tsp salt

Pesto

-a lot of basil, about 2 cups

-1/2 cup of olive oil

-1/4 cup of grated parmesan

-2 tbsp pine nuts

-1 tsp salt

-1 clove of garlic

Method

-For the pasta, either mix all the ingredients together in a bowl with a fork until it forms into a ball, using your fingers to make sure the mixture is combined and the dough has turned silky and firm. If you have a food processor, process all the ingredients until one ball has formed in the food processor. Either way, leave the dough in a cool place for an hour.

-For the pesto, whizz all the ingredients together in a food processor until it looks like pesto!

-Follow the machines on your pasta machine to form tagliatelle, or if by hand, roll out the dough to about 1-2mm thickness, and cut into shreds. Cook in boiling salted water for 10 minutes, and there you go!

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5 Comments

Filed under Cheese, Italian, Rice and Pasta, Vegetarian

5 responses to “Back-to-School Pasta and Pesto

  1. Tony White

    Looks great, Jess!

  2. Ellie Sampson

    you did it! i thought you guys were all talk about making your own pasta, I should have had faith. looks really nice but really hard to make in halls xxxx

  3. Looks wonderful! I have never made my own pasta, but sure admire those that do!

  4. Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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