Once in a while I’ll set some time aside and surprise my family with Homemade Pasta. Today was Pasta Bolognese.
Contrary of what you may think, it’s the sauce and not the pasta that consumes a few hours of the time… about 2 hours. The pasta itself takes less than 30 minutes…
And so, a rainy day like today is the perfect day to dedicate some time to THE BEST PASTA BOLOGNESE!!!
You got 30 minutes to spare? Let’s make some pasta!
Pasta Ingredients – Two eggs per one cup of flour… 1 cup of flour will make 2 servings of pasta. I made pasta for 4 people… therefore, I used 2 cups of flour and 4 eggs. Got it? 😉
Make a well in the center of your pile of flour and crack in your eggs. Slowly mix together with your hands. Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead by hand until dough becomes smooth and pliable, adding flour to the board as necessary.
Let the dough rest for a little while before rolling it out.
When you’re ready, roll it out as thinly as it’ll go.
Cut the noodles. You can use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter if you don’t have this pasta manual machine.
To cook the noodles, just boil them in salted water.
Toss it with the sauce of your choice.
Craving too some Bolognese for your pasta? Here’s that recipe also…
Ingredients for the Bolognese
1 tablespoon olive oil
50 grams butter
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 large carrot, finely diced
1 celery stalk, finely diced
100 grams pancetta, diced
200 grams lean beef, minced
150 grams lean pork, minced
200 millimeters red wine
2 tablespoons double-concentrated tomato puree
500 millimeters chicken stock
1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and pancetta. Cook for around 10 minutes until the onions start to look translucent.
2. Add the minced meats and brown all over, ensure the meat is fully broken up and no large chunks remain.
3. Increase the heat, add the wine, and allow to evaporate for around 2-3 minutes.
4. In a large jug, dilute the tomato puree into the chicken stock and add to the pan, stir well.
5. Reduce to a low heat, then cover and simmer for 2 hours. Check from time to time to ensure the sauce is not drying out. If this occurs, add a small amount of stock.
6. To serve, cook pasta and toss in the Bolognese. Top with parmesan cheese.
Oh YUMMMM!!!! 🙂