Kitchen Corner

September 13, 2010

Homemade Pappardelle

I've been so slow for updating my blog recently and there is nothing else can help to cure my laziness. This pasta dish suppose to post on the last two weeks but I just couldn't help myself to move on uploading the pictures and click on the "new post". I still remember it's the time that Honey Bee Sweet also making homemade pasta and her spinach version is the real good one! My pasta machine had been on the sleep mode for about 3 years which I give the excuse of couldn't find any Tipo'00 flour in Singapore which I think is not true as I guess there must be somewhere selling it. It's just that I still haven't discover any places got this special flour for pasta. I insist to get this special flour otherwise I will not make it as I found it could produce a better texture. 



Last month, my friend bought me a pack of Tipo'00 flour from Europe and I really appreciate it and quickly took out my pasta machine to start on this Pappardelle. I've used to Jamie Oliver recipe so I try to recall to my previous attempt and hope it will success. The reason I choose to make Pappardelle because it's slightly expensive than normal dry pasta like angel hair, spaghetti, fettuccine. or linguine and the most important is, it's always my first choice in the pasta family just because I like the texture. But my pasta machine couldn't roll out to the width of Pappardelle. So what I can do is just fold it up and cut it with a knife. I'm quite happy with the result although it's slightly rustic but I really miss the real taste of fresh homemade pasta. 

I didn't make any fancy sauce to go with it but cook with the most simple and basic Italian cooking style like fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil right before serving. I like it very much and so much satisfaction on this fresh Pappardelle. It's real fun playing with the pasta machine again!

Sorry that I'm too lazy to post up the recipe but it can be easily get from Jamie Oliver's website as I followed exactly the same recipe of the fresh pasta and the classic tomato pasta. Cheers!

22 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Wow, u really demand quality in your food.
But if I do crave for it, any flour will do, unless it really won't work with it.

martina said...

Hi Grace,
I think your pasta looks delicious but trust me, you don't need 00 flour to make it.
I'm italian, you know, but I'm living in Ireland so it's difficult to me to have "my stuff". But really I don't bother to find it at the store I use all pourpose flour and works just fine (I don't use a machine to roll and cut the pasta, though, I do it with the rolling pin,so I don't know if it could be any difference for that).
cheers
Martina

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Grace, glad u are back again, hope you are getting better now :). Your pasta looks great and didn't know you are so "demand" on food, no wonder you are so slim :).

busygran said...

You really are on the go to make your own pasta. Thumbs up!
My daughter gave me a pasta-making machine, many christmases ago and I 've yet to use it.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Grace,
So happy that you are blogging and cooking something delicious to share for us to see again. :) Ohh...didn't know there is such special Italian flour for making pasta. Haven't used it before so I can't really say. All along has been using all purpose flour to make my fresh pasta and it always turn out fine...you should try it next time. ;) Your fresh Pappardelle looks absolutely delicious! ;D

Bakertan said...

Hi Grace,

Your homemade pasta looks very delicious with just some basic ingredients like tomatoes, garlic and basil, yum yum. The step by step pictures make it look like lots of fun making pasta =]

Honey boy said...

Wow Grace, very nice pasta you have made!! You are my idol . Cool!!

Passionate About Baking said...

Oh wow! You never fail to surprise me with your wonderful cooks too! I've not heard of Pappardelle. Now I've got to know this. So in future, if I go to any Italian restaurant, I'll look out for this Pappardelle. Can make and keep in the fridge? Your picture looks so tempting...yummy!

quizzine said...

I love the pictures of the pasta-making process! And it must have tasted awesome too *_*<
I'm falling into the same "lazy" mode in blogging as well ;-p

Priscilla said...

I love homemade pasta, my mom used to make it every once in a while. Your looks fantastic!! yum yummmm....
Cheers

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

00 flour? I made mine with just normal plain flour.... What is the difference from 00 flour?

Happy Flour said...

Oh! This look interesting and fun making your own pasta. Your pasta look very delicious.

experimentalcook said...

I would love to own a pasta machine. I make mine with the rolling pin but the texture is not the same. Haven't tried tippo, but I make do with plain flour + 10-20% whole meal or atta flour to improve the bite of the pasta.

tigerfish said...

You make your own Pappardelle...that's so wonderful.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Grace, no worries about how you blog! Everyone has his/her style. =)

Thank you for sharing this. I've had fresh home-made pasta by my American family before. But, I've yet to make some myself. I hope I can do it someday when the right timing comes.

Take care!

Food For Tots said...

00 flour is new to me. Glad I learnt something new today. I'm so inspired with your homemade pasta. Don't think I have the patience to do this. ;)

Cooking Gallery said...

I absolutely adore homemade pasta! I think it tastes really wonderful. Your pappardelle looks fantastic!

Angie's Recipes said...

Homemade pasta! Wow...this is something a real foodie would do!

Elin said...

Homemade pasta ...my wish to be able to make one day :) Great pasta you have there but over here we cant get the flour 00 :(

edith said...

The last time I made homemade pasta, it took me a long time. Now seeing yours, I think I will attempt it again.

Coraine said...

Hi Hi ~
very nice Pappardelle !!
And nice blog u have here! =)
I have a silly question to ask, when your hands are bz, who will be taking the pictures for u? =)

Cheers,
Coraine @ Life is like a long journey

hanushi said...

Wow, you have a pasta machine and your pasta looks lovely. :)