I love learning new things. Especially when it comes to food. In Seattle we found this great place called Cook's World that offers all kinds of cooking classes. My friends and I tried the pasta class and loved it! I will definitely be making more pasta. The fam loved it and asked when we were going to make more. Awesome!
Luckily I already had this pasta maker I bought years ago at Shars. It's a great Gilbert, AZ store that sells everything for the kitchen and then some, and teaches free classes. I missed them while in Seattle. I bought mine on sale for about $30. Amazon has the Norpro Pasta Maker here.
Anyway I've wanted to try the recipes we made in our class and thought I'd share.
Wet Pasta Dough for Filled Pasta
In a mixing bowl place 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour or 10 oz and make a well in the center. (I doubled the recipe since I'm feeding 7. It was just enough)
In another bowl whisk 2 whole eggs and pour into the flour well. Stir with a fork to combine. Drizzle 1 Tbsp cold water over flour mix and stir until it begins to form a mass. I added a bit more water to get the consistency I wanted. With your strong hand knead the dough a few times incorporating any loose flour.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 4-5 minutes until it is uniform in color and texture and springs back when you poke it.
*don't forget this step. It makes it much easier to work with.
When the dough is done resting divide into halves, 4 if you doubled the recipe. Recover the pieces you're not using to prevent drying. Run the dough through the pasta maker at setting 1 for about 5-6 times, folding dough onto itself between rolls.Move the setting to 2 and roll through 2-3 times.
Then setting 3 and roll 2 times.
Setting 4, roll 2 times.
Setting 5, roll 1 time.
Heavily flour counter and lay pasta down. It will seriously stick to the counter without alot of flour. I had to re-roll one of the pieces because it stuck so bad.
I used 1 1/2 cups butternut squash cooked.
3 oz goat cheese
1 heaping Tbsp parmesan cheese.
Pinch of favorite seasoning blend.
Puree mixture and spoon onto pasta.
I tossed mine with melted butter and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Add a side salad and you're done!