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Homemade Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Homemade Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This homemade pasta is great for a party, an event, or as a gift. Both the noodles and the sauce are delicious and satisfy everyone from kids to adults.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Homemade Pasta
Bread (strong) flour
200 g
White flour
200 g
Egg yolk
2
Salt
1 teaspoon
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Water
100 ml
Mushroom Sauce
Mixed mushrooms
200 g
Garlic
1 clove
Bacon
30 g
Soup stock granules
1/2 teaspoon
Heavy cream
1 cup (200 ml)
Olive oil
2 tablespoons

Steps

1. Prepare all ingredients to make the homemade pasta.
2. In a bowl, add the dry ingredients and rub them by hand about 2 minutes. (When you feel the flour gets lighter, the moisture is reduced and becomes easier to mix.)
3. Add the eggs and olive oil.
4. Add the salt.
5. Pour in about 30 ml of water and start incorporating the flour.
6. Gradually add the water little by little while incorporating the flour. Try to use as little of the water as possible.
7. Dust flour on a working surface and knead the dough. Press the dough with your hands, fold in half, turn the dough around, and fold it again, and repeat for about 10 minutes.
8. The dough is ready when it is as soft as your earlobe. Put it in a plastic container and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to half a day if possible.
9. Dust the working surface with flour, place the dough on and start rolling it out.
10. Roll out the dough to a 2 mm thickness. Make several 25 cm in length and 15 cm in width rectangles.
11. Roll up the dough into a ball and let rest in a tray for 10-15 minutes.
12. Cut the dough into desired width either with a pasta machine or a knife.
13. Meanwhile, make the mushroom sauce. Start boiling some water to cook the pasta as well.
14. Chop the mushrooms and bacon into small pieces. Smash the garlic with the back of the knife, add it into a sauce pan along with the olive oil, and sauté it over medium heat.
15. Sauté it for about 3 minutes.
16. Add the heavy cream and soup stock granules and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. (Cook the pasta in the meantime.)
17. Add some salt in plenty of boiling water (5 liters of water and 3 tablespoons of salt) and boil the pasta for about 4 minutes.
18. When the pasta has a small core remaining when you bite, move it into the sauce pan and coat it with sauce for about 20 seconds. Taste and add some salt if needed.
19. Sprinkle some coarsely grounded pepper if available, garnish it with some parsley and it's done!!
20. Cut the leftover edges into triangles and put them in a plastic container. You can use it just like regular pasta. You can keep them in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days or in the freezer for 2 weeks.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been making homemade pasta for about 15 years. Since I've made it so many times, I've learned to judge the amount of the flour and water to use in the different climate and the required kneading time or resting time. It's a lot of work, but is quite delicious and I came up with a sauce that goes well with this homemade pasta too. The pasta makes for a great gift as well!