Buon Giorno Amici!
How is everyone?? Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
I'm in a bit of a rush today having spent half my day in a doctor's waiting room and now having to get my day's work done in 3 hours! But we do NOT want to miss Meatless Monday!
S-i-g-h.... I was really hoping that this time I would actually get in at my appointment time. Oh well. I did get to browse a couple of cookbooks I brought with me, so that was a big plus!
Well, before I left this morning, I did manage to think ahead to dinner. I made the dough for some egg noodle and grabbed a container of chicken stock out of the freezer.
Folks, I can't stress this enough (and I speak as a trainer/nutritionist as well as a cooking teacher)- homemade stock is among the easiest things to make and is SO very much better than the store bought stuff. The sodium levels alone are worth the effort.
Anyway, some of our regular readers might remember this post
Look familiar?? We had tons of emails on this one
Well, today's noodles work on the same principle, but are actually easier due to the use of a pasta machine. These are truly delicious- Enjoy!
Pappardelle di Herbe in Brodo
In the food processor-
1 cup flour
1 TBLSP water
good pinch salt
about 2/3 cup mixed herbs, coarsely snipped- I used mint, basil, sage, and tarragon
Process till it forms a dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface, knead for a minute or 2 till smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest on the counter for 30-60 minutes
Cut in 3 pieces and run each through the pasta machine till rather thin, but not transparent- about 1/8 inch. On my hand crank machine this is #3. Lay the strips out and along the long end of each, sprinkle 1/3 of the herbs. Fold other long side over and press to seal. Run through machine till thin ( #5 on mine) Using a pizza cutter, slice crosswise into wide noodles. Lay on floured wax paper on cookie sheets and cover with plastic. Refrigerate till needed
Heat about 6-7 cups chicken stock (homemade preferred) to a simmer and add whatever chopped garden vegetables you have available. I used zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, beans, and baby leeks. Simmer for 5 minutes till barely tender, add noodles and simmer about 2 more minutes
Dessert is Cherry Clafouti. If you'd like that recipe, come join us at Bramasole's Facebook Fan Page- it's the bonus recipe tonight!
Tutti a Tavola!!
Buon Cibo, Buon Amici,
Pattie and Allie