Tuesday, April 21, 2009
homemade semolina pasta with sun-dried tomato cream sauce
I have made my own pasta before but using plain flour. It was good but i thought it was time to make it more authentic using semolina flour.
Recipe is courtesy of Bob's Red mill -
3 cups semolina flour
1 tsp salt, optional
4 tbsp water
4 tbsp olive oil
Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the eggs, water and oil. Using the dough hook, mix to a stiff dough. Keep going until the dough starts to look elastic. Wrap dough in a plastic bag and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
On a floured surface roll the dough out to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Add to boiling hot water, drain then serve with sauce below:
Sauce recipe courtesy of allrecipes:
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon pine nuts
Heat the cream and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until almost boiling, but do not boil. Add mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and stir until melted. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve over pasta with a sprinkling of pine nuts.