|My beautiful helper. 7 years old and an excellent|
pasta maker already. :-)
2 cups oats (blended till flour)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs water (if needed - depending on the size of your egg).
Make a well in the middle of the flour. Add the moist ingredients (except the water). Mix with a fork until you can't any more and then use your hand (I find just using one hand works really well). Use extra water only if needed (and add only a little at a time). You want a nice soft dough that does not stick at all.
|Fresh pasta cooks VERY quickly.|
Cut off pieces to roll out. Once you have a piece, shape it into a nice oval shape and then flatten with a rolling pin or bottle. If you try to just use the pasta machine it tends to break a lot. So getting it a little flatter to start with is a great help. About 1/2 cm. Then roll to desired thickness. Then cut.
Cook in rapidly boiling water with salt. Do not stir as this will break the pasta.
If you do the really fine noodles (as pictures to the left) you will have to strain in a sieve rather than a colander as they are really fine and soft. They were so delicious though and supa quick to cook (less than 2 minute noodles). :-)
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