Semolina Pasta

There’s nothing better than fresh, homemade pasta. Obviously, I like to boil a box of spaghetti for a quick and easy dinner as much as anyone else, but fresh pasta has it’s own category in my book, I sometimes can’t even believe that the two are the same.
homemade semolina pasta with homemade pesto

Jessica has the pasta roller attachment for the KitchenAid. Or should I say, she used to have it… now I have it! I borrowed it from her recently and have been on a pasta-making kick. I’ve made all kinds of fresh pasta with it (don’t worry, I pay her in half batches of homemade fettuccine!), but this is my first time making semolina pasta, even though semolina is traditionally used in pasta dough. I still had some from when we made sambusak, so I decided to mix it with all-purpose flour, which resulted in the most delicious dinner!

whisking together semolina and AP flours for pasta doughpasta dough: eggs in a wellhomemade semonlina pasta dough

 

thin strips of homemade semolina pasta doughhomemade semolina fettuccinehomemade pasta: practicing my nests

I served this with homemade pesto. I know it’s not summer, but my AeroGarden grows basil all year long!

Also, if you don’t have a kitchen scale, go get one!

Homemade Semolina Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 11 ounces semolina flour
  • 5 ounces AP flour
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Water (as needed)
  • More flour (for kneading)

Directions:

  1. Mix together the flours and kosher salt in a large bowl.
  2. Form a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs and olive oil into the well.
  3. Slowly, using your fingers, break the egg yolks and work the dry ingredients into the wet ones. (Or, you can use your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment!)
  4. When the dough comes together, knead it in the bowl. If it is too dry, slowly add a little bit of water so it just comes together.
  5. Turn the dough into a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  6. Form it into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Let the dough rest at room temperature for an hour.
  7. Roll out the dough with a pasta roller (or by hand, if you dare).
  • http://www.confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

    This looks amazing! I have been wanting the pasta roller attachment for a while. I love fresh pasta. Yum! I must do this…

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      go for it! you can use it to make crackers, too

  • http://joyofkosher.com/ Tamar Genger

    Love the new site, and I make homemade pasta almost every week these days and I totally agree, it is totally different.

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      thanks! still working on some tweaks, but we’re liking the new look so far

  • http://www.thisamericanbite.com Yosef

    Impressive. I have never made pasta, you’ve never made falafel… perhaps we should do a recipe swap ;)

    • Sarah Klinkowitz

      Love the idea!

    • jessica matthews

      sounds good to me!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    This looks so good! Definently nicer than the stuff in the boxes!

  • http://YeahThatsKosher.com Dani Klein

    Home made pasta yummm

  • http://twitter.com/dinnerinvenice Dinner in Venice

    I agree, there is nothing like fresh pasta !

  • Ronnie Fein

    Oh my! You really struck a chord with me! I remember my grandma making homemade noodles and looking just like yours. (This was before the days of machines too!) They were so much better than even the “fresh” stuff in the supermarket. What a grand dish, even without sauce. Just butter. YUM

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      wow, i can’t imagine rolling it out by hand. your grandma must have had strong arms!

  • http://twitter.com/ItyBtyBalebusta Itsy Bitsy Balebusta

    I’ve wanted that attachment, since almost before I got my KitchenAid (well, that and the ice cream maker attachment!). May have to invest in it to try out homemade pasta. Sounds wonderful!

  • http://twitter.com/CouldntbeParve Shoshana Ohriner

    You make homemade pasta sound so do-able. Now I want to get the pasta roller attachment for my mixer!

  • Jewhungry

    I’m so impressed that you made your own pasta. That’s on my culinary bucket list. Kol Hakavod!

  • LilMissCakes

    You make me want to buy the pasta attachment for my kitchen aid…