Large batch of spinach pasta : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

Here is my basic pasta recipe that I used to teach at the local kitchen store. When I developed this you could not get semolina flour unless you lived in the city and it was a premium price. Now you can find it everywhere. I used regular all purpose flour with good results. I haven't made this in a long time but I would think you could substitute semolina flour.

Basic Pasta Recipe

1 pound spinach, fresh or frozen

8-10 eggs

4-5 cups of AP flour

1 teaspoon salt, omit if using salted butter to saute spinach in

1 Tablespoon or more of olive oil

Few Tablespoons of butter for sauteing spinach

1) Saute spinach in butter until wilted and softened. Drain well - squeeze moisture out of spinach.

2)In a food processor, blend spinach, eggs, and salt, until it is a fine green liquid.

3) In processor or mixer(I suppose you could do this by hand); Add oil, add flour a cup at a time kneading until it is the right texture, similar to bread flour. This need to be kneaded like bread dough and should be shiny, elastic and not sticky.

* If you want egg pasta omit the spinach.

-- Susan in MN (, April 23, 2002

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