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Adventures in noodle making

on February 15 | in Real Food | by | with 6 Comments

When I woke up this morning there was a perfectly good box of whole wheat fettuccine in my pantry. I looked at it . . and then decided to learn to make pasta from scratch!!! So typical of me, I know ; – )

Anyway, the best part of my passion for cooking is getting to share it with my little helper. Check her out!

Thank you Mae Burke and Katie Browning for the adorable chef hat and apron!!! Can you tell how much she likes them?

Anyway, I pulled out the trusty flour mill to Katie’s chant of “GRIND THE WHEAT! GRIND THE WHEAT!” and got down to business. All in all, the process was so simple a two year-old could do it . . . and she pretty much did! Here she is stirring the ingredients . . .

. . . and rolling the pasta

We let it dry for half an hour and then threw it in a pot of boiling water. Voila!

I thought they were a bit thick and heavy, but the family loved them and claimed I am just a finicky pregnant woman. Maybe sometime I’ll try a soaked-grain version with thinner noodles. Maybe not, but today sure was fun!

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6 Responses to Adventures in noodle making

  1. Kristine says:

    cute helper!

  2. Cutest. Girl. EVAR. Awesome post, babe.
    .-= Daniel´s last blog ..A Family that Blogs Together Stays Together =-.

  3. Oh, and I can attest to the fact that the noodles were in fact very good. They were possibly 1.5 to 2 times thicker in depth than typical fettucine noodles, but the taste was on par.

    I’m impressed.
    .-= Daniel´s last blog ..A Family that Blogs Together Stays Together =-.

  4. Esther says:

    You are one talented mama~so inspiring!

  5. Melanie says:

    Heather this is so sweet. Even with my lack of computer skills, I truly enjoyed the site. A wonderful way to spend Johnny’s nap time. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Shannon says:

    very cute!! wow, you’re very talented! :)

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