On the weekend we had homemade angel hair tossed in a family favourite – prawns, chilli, tomato, garlic, basil and olive oil.
Things you need:
5 x Large Eggs
500 grams of type ‘00’ Flour (super fine flour)
Pinch of Salt
This ratio will give you enough pasta for 6 - 8 hungry people. The general idea is to use one large egg per 100gms of flour so you can simply increase or decrease the ingredients as you need. For a more funky colour, you can simply add more egg yolks.
Although the traditional method is to mix the dough by hand I cheated by using the KitchenAid Mix Master. I don't think it makes too much of a difference to the taste but it makes the clean up easier and minimises the risk of a 'blow out' where you are confronted by a torrent of eggs and flour surging across the kitchen bench.
It starts like this – cool, calm and collected
Then goes a little like this – controlled chaos
And ends up like this
Check back here tomorrow to see what we did with the prawns.