In cooking class we try to show kids that its easy to do things that they otherwise thought might be difficult. A few of our younger kids just didn’t believe that they could make pasta themselves. It is so rewarding for them to see that they can accomplish something new and sometimes difficult to them. Some of them were so happy they wanted to take some home for mom and dad. While others wanted to have seconds and thirds! They topped their pasta with their choice of cheeses and/or a easy homemade red sauce. I’ll post that recipe later!
Have fun making this pasta with your family, and don’t be afraid to experiment with it!
2 tsp salt 2 tbls milk
2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour
Combine all ingredients except the flour. Mix till smooth. Add a little flour at a time, until its not too sticky.
Dump on floured surface, and kneed for 3-5 minutes, or until its not sticky. Divided into 4 separate pieces.
Roll dough, and fold over and roll again, until you reach the desired thickness.
Cut into your favorite pasta.
In class we made spaghetti noodles. The kids used a knife to cut them out, and they learned that its okay if each
noodle isn’t the same size as the last. They also got to see a pasta maker demonstrated, although most of them wanted to roll and
cut them by hand!
You can use this recipe to make many different kinds of pasta!
Add pasta to a pot of water with 1 tsp of salt. Boil for 3-5 minutes, or until it reaches the consistency you like. Remove pasta
from water, and toss with a little olive oil to keep it from sticking.