Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lazy Sunday in France, making fresh pasta

Welcome to another #LazySundayinFrance. Our weather today isn't the sort to encourage a lazy day relaxing in the garden, or even a not so lazy one working in the garden, so an indoor activity seemed a good idea. 

With rather a lot of eggs being laid by our girls, including oldies Brucie the goose, who has been with us for nine years and Chocie the duck, who arrived at the end of 2006, I decided to make some fresh pasta, something I don't make often enough. It might take a bit of organisation, starting early enough to allow resting and drying time, but it's not a difficult thing to make and only needs flour, eggs and a bit of muscle for the kneading. Here is my method, if you fancy having a go yourself.

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
350g flour and two large eggs

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
Mix flour and eggs

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
Bring to a dough

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
Keep working it

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
When smooth, wrap and leave to rest for an hour

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
Roll out

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
Cut into strips and then hang to dry

#LazySundayinFrance homemade pasta recipe French Village Diaries
Cook for a few minutes and serve with your favourite pasta sauce