Saturday, September 23, 2023

A Busy Day in the Kitchen!

A rainy day spend in the kitchen. 

I started the 18-Hour Bread yesterday morning before leaving for work. Click here for the recipe on Food and Wine.

It was a perfect day for a sauce to be simmering on the stove. I opted for Lidia's Bolognese recipe. Just so damn good!  The recipe is here

Of course, we had to have fresh pappardelle noodles for the pasta. I used my favorite recipe for the pasta. I have been using this for years. I found it on Tide and Thyme's blog back in 2012! It is still the only recipe I use.

The pasta recipe-

Yields about one and a half pounds of fresh pasta

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surfaces
1 1/2 cups semolina flour
pinch salt
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons water, plus more as needed

Combine the flour and salt in a bowl or on a work surface, creating a well in the center.  

Crack the eggs into the well.  

Using a mixer or by hand, slowly mix, incorporating the flour into the egg mixture a little bit at a time.

Once you have a dry, shaggy dough, mix in the olive oil and water and knead by hand until the dough is fairly smooth and homogeneous.

Divide the dough into four portions and cover with a damp towel.  

Let rest for 20 minutes.  

At this point, proceed with thinning and cutting as desired, depending on the equipment available.

To cook, cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 3-5 minutes or until al dente. 

Drain well and serve immediately.

While I was hanging out in the kitchen I also made Apple Scones, 
Butternut Squash Soup, and Baked Macaroni!