Making Fresh Bow Tie Pasta with Friends

Fresh homemade pasta truly has a taste onto its own.  Tender pasta that is soft yet al-dente is so delicious that anything you add to it tastes amazing.  We learnt how to make fresh homemade pasta from our friend Rose a while back and she learnt how to make pasta from a local Italian chef while vacationing in Italy, so you know it’s delicious!

Making fresh pasta is so much fun that my twins have made it many times with friends.

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One of my twins Rani hosted a pasta making birthday party couple years ago that was loads of fun.

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My other twin Anjlai invited a couple of friends over this summer to make fresh pasta and this time made a pasta shape called farfalle also known as bow-tie pasta. The process is the same as our original homemade pasta recipe; all we did is change the shape of the pasta for this fun afternoon with friends. With a jazzed up store-bought marinara sauce, this farfalle pasta is positively delicious 😋.

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Whether you make homemade pasta for your family or with friends, this is a no-mistake, easy to make, always a hit, delicious fresh pasta recipe! Give it a try!

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Homemade Farfalle Bow Tie Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 200g 00 pasta flour or zero flour (about 1.5 cups).
  • 2 eggs plus yolk of 3rd egg.

Directions:

  • On a clean surface place the flour and make a well. Add 2 eggs plus yolk of 3rd egg in well.

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  • Fold eggs into flour until the eggs are well incorporated into the flour.

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  • Knead the dough until all lumps are removed and the dough looks smooth.  This takes a lot of muscle and a few minutes. Unlike pastry dough, pasta dough can be kneaded into a smooth texture.  Keep extra flour handy to prevent the dough from sticking to your fingers. You can also add a drizzle of olive oil if you like.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

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  • While the  dough is resting make the pasta sauce.
  • After 30 minutes roll dough into a thin sheet. Make sure to flour the surface and the dough generously to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin and the counter. You can keep flouring the dough as you roll.  This will take some muscle and a few minutes to do. The dough should be rolled out into a thin sheet. Because three friends were rolling the dough we cut our dough it into three equal parts.

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  • Next cut the dough into thin strips. And then into squares.

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  • Take each square and crimp the dough in the middle to make a bow tie pasta shape. Place the small bow tie pastas on parchment paper and continue to work the rest of the dough.

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  • Once all the farfalle is ready get ready to cook the pasta. Boil water with plenty of salt and olive oil.  Add the fresh pasta and cook for 6-8 minutes.

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  • After 8 minutes, drain the pasta and top with marinara sauce.

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  •  Farfalle pasta with marinara sauce is ready!

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  • Serve with grape juice for a delicious Italian inspired lunch or dinner!

Buon Appetito!

 

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