Monday, September 15, 2014

summer self-made

Hi there guys!

Today's the first day of a new semester at University and guess what: I woke up one hour too early! I must be really loooking forward to this!
Well, actually I am. However, I guess this means that I will not be able to create time-consuming recipes like the one I brought about today for a long time coming. Instead I'll be writing papers, presentations and essays. Yeah.
Be prepared for alphabet soup instead!

So as I enjoyed my last free week, I have decided to make pasta all by myself. Now you should know that I have done so many times before (without a pasta machine, for I do not see why I should pay half a fortune for things like that) and, actually, the result resembled everything from dry, water-cooked bread to slimy worms. Is she exaggerating again? No, unfortunately she isn't.
But this time, baby,..............It worked! And how well it worked (sorry for self-complimenting me). I may proudly announce that I have finally been able to create an easy and enjoyable pasta recipe which does not at all require pasta machine!
Celebrate with me guys!

So what have I got for you today? I did not prepare any pasta for you, that would have been boring, wouldn't it? Instead, I teamed up with my spices and I prepared a:

Yellow-Curry-Pasta with Tomato-Pepper--Thaibasil-Cumin Sauce

ingredients (4 people)

4 eggs
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons water
375 g spelt flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder


2 violet peppers
3 large tomatoes (I took a special, orange-coloured species)
2 garlic cloves
50 g butter
1 large onion
1 tablespoon Cumin
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
2 handful of thai basil


1. mix eggs, flour, salt, curry powder, olive oil and water to a sticky dough (add water or olive oil if too dry) and work well
2. spread a lot of flour on a large table (you will definitely need the space) and roll out half of the dough about 0.5 mm thick (it must be really thin!)
3. spread flour on the dough and roll it together carefully. then cut off slices of about 1cm (see picture) and unfurl carefully. Continue like that and put the finished noodles on baking sheets (or where ever it works best for you)
4. bring water to a boil, in the mean time, melt butter and slice peppers and tomatoes
5.  roast onion, curry powder and cumin in the melted butter, then add tomatoes and pepper and, last but not least, pressed garlic cloves, let simmer
6. cook pasta for 4-5 minutes, add some butter before serving in order to prevent them form sticking together
7. add thai basil and salt to sauce and finally ENJOY!

SEE YOU GUYS! wish me luck for my papers and stuff ;-)

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