Updated: Jan 30, 2021
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Fresh Pasta Recipe:
How to Make Pasta in the Food Processor
Makes about 1 pound pasta dough; enough pasta for 4-6 servings
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
Measuring cups and spoons
Combine the flour and salt. Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Pulse a few times to combine.
Add the eggs. Crack the eggs on top of the flour.
Process for 30-60 seconds. Put the lid on the food processor and process for 30-60 seconds until the dough comes together into a rough ball.
If dry, add water. If the dough doesn't come together after a minute and looks like small pebbles or cous cous, add a teaspoon of water and process again. Repeat until the dough comes together.
If sticky, add flour. If the dough is sticky and smears against the sides of the bowl, add a tablespoon of flour and process again. Repeat until the dough comes together.
Knead the dough into a smooth ball. Remove the dough from the food processor. Knead against the counter a few times until it comes together into a smooth ball.
Rest the dough for 30 minutes. Dust the dough with a little flour and place it in a small mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes
How strong is spaghetti? Please follow the link to a fun science experiment that you can do at home!
Pipe cleaners or stringPiece noodles (ziti or penne would work well)
Loop the end of the pipe cleaner so the noodles don’t fall off while the child is stringing the pasta. We like using pipe cleaners for kids who are working on fine motor skills. Kids who are a little more advanced can use string! Make several pipe cleaners full of pasta, then attach them together to make a necklace, headband, or bracelet.
What You Will Need:
Have your child practice making shapes, letters, and numbers out of pasta. You can have a visual in front of them so they can see the shape, letter, or number.
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