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I love pasta. It's more of a life long affair. I love cooking some up and serving it with my homemade meat sauce, or making baked dishes or adding it to some soup. It's even great with a little butter and parmigiana  cheese. 

So, I thought I'd take on the task of making pasta from scratch. And since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, I decided to  make spinach fettuccine. 

I will warn you, making pasta from scratch is a lot of work. Let's get started!
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Step 1: Ingrediants

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1. One pound duram flour plus extra

2. Five ounces blanched spinach

3. One teaspoon salt

4. One large egg

5. Six large egg yolks

6. Two teaspoons olive oil

7. Water

8. Food processor

9. Pasta maker

Step 2: Blanching Spinach

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Fill a pot big enough to hold the spinach with water and bring to a boil. While the water is heating up, fill a bowl large enough to hold all the spinach with ice water. 

Once the water comes to a boil, toss in the spinach and boil for three to four minutes. Immediately take the spinach out of the boiling water with a slotted spoon and place it in the ice water. 

Now you have blanched spinach. 

Step 3: Making the dough

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Squeeze as much water as you can out of the spinach. In a food processor blend flour, salt, and spinach.

Through the feed shoot on the processor, add the egg, egg yolks, and oil.  Remove the mixture from the processor and place in large mixing bowl. 

Adding water:  Start adding a couple teaspoon at a time. This is the tricky part of making the dough. The dough needs to be smooth and stretchy. The amount you need will be different every time. Even the days humidity level will affect the amount. For me the air was very dry today and so was my dough, so I had to add a good bit of water to get the dough just right. 
Congrats! I love fresh pasta. I will definitely have to try this
jlloyd4 (author)  barefootbohemian3 years ago
Thanks! This pasta does taste so much better than store bought. Let me know how it turns out for you.
my parents love telling the story of going to olivetto's (or something or other) and paying $12 for like 6-8 strands of spinach fettuccine.

This looks great!
jlloyd4 (author)  eggplanthunter3 years ago
Thanks! Shoot if I can sell mine for that much I'd be set!
That looks wonderful - I will have to try this. :D
jlloyd4 (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Thanks! It's hard work, but it's so delicious. Completely worth it.
davijordan3 years ago
Sta Italiano!