Homemade pasta

Today we have made the amazing homemade pasta by Karen, which as most of most of you know it’s delicious. This time we have introduced few improvements in the usage of tools to facilitate the process.


  • 1 Kg + 2 cups of flour
  • 12 regular eggs.


Put the flour and the eggs into the bread maker, selecting the pasta mash mode. If it seems too dry you can add a bit of water or more eggs. Conversely if you notice it is too liquid, add more flour.

panificadora amasando pasta

When the mash is completed we have to make balls.

bolas pasta casera
Then flatten the dough and can cut and paste to the extent that you like.

aplanar masa casera

Now we have to let it rest.

masa casera reposando

Obviously you can knead the dough by hand and cut with a knife. You do not need a mixer and pasta cutter.

Making pesto

As the basil has grown and with the winter her  we had to prune it, Karen and I decided to try to make pesto and the result has been very good.

The recipe is very simple. Add the following to a small bowl:

  • Basil leaves (enough to nearly fill the bowl).
  • A couple of garlic.
  • A handful of nuts (pine nuts are usually added but we  didn’t have).
  • Half a coup of oil
  • A slice of cheese (parmesan ideally).

Then grind everything for a couple of minutes and the sauce is ready to enjoy with some delicious pasta or salad.