A few weeks ago I posted this killer ravioli recipe. In which I made everything from scratch. I mean everything. The pasta was the most challenging part. I have helped make pasta from scratch and know that it can take a bit of patience and practice and really didn’t want to mess up this great recipe.
The challenge of homemade anything can be daunting. The practice of rolling up our sleeves and getting down and dirty is intimidating! Especially in a world where we can walk into the market and someone had done the work for us. And cheap. But, every now and then, you should rise up to the challenge of a completely from scratch meal made by your own two hands. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as the satisfaction of a hard earned meal.
Pasta is simple. But it requires a bit of work. Flour, eggs, a pinch of salt and a little water. That’s it. (No wonder it’s so darned cheap at the market).
Truthfully though, it is that simple. Yes, your pasta probably won’t be perfect the first time. But that’s ok. With as few ingredients as it takes, it’s worth the effort. And then there’s all the variations you are going to want to try. Flex those forearms. Let’s get to rolling…