3.11.10

Fresh Pasta-Béchamel Sauce and Bread-Sticks

Today my friends P. and M. are coming from a long journey to visit us. I'm excited to see my friends again after a long time. 


They are coming for dinner tonight, so I decided to make some delicious fresh pasta with béchamel Sauce and some artisan bread-sticks.I know for sure it will fulfill their appetite! Homemade pasta is very simple--may be a little time consuming but well worth it!  


Hope Everyone is having a good week!




Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe
Serves 4/ makes 600 g /21 oz of pasta

300 g / 10 oz All- Purpose flour
100 g / 4 oz Semolina
4 Medium eggs or 3 large

Preparation:
Pour flour onto a clean surface. And form a well large enough to hold the eggs. Crack the eggs one by one into the well and beat lightly with a fork. Begin drawing in small amounts of flour from the inside and mixing –at the same time—to incorporate all the flour. Continue until all the flour is incorporated.


When the mixture is thick enough, gently start making the dough. Clean surface and knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes until dough becomes smooth and elastic.
Wrap in plastic wrap and leave the dough to rest –at room temperature—for 30 minutes.


When ready flatten the dough just using your palms. And add a little bit of flour on both sides. Cut the dough in half and pass it through the widest setting on the machine. After this, set the machine on loop number 1. Pass the dough through the machine. Repeat 3 times. Now begin rolling on decreasing settings; 2, 3 and continue until number 7.
Now using the cutters provide for the pasta machine. Cut the pasta into desired shape. In this case I use the fettuccine cutter. To cook the pasta:



Let the fettuccine pasta dry for 15-20 minutes before cooking. To cook simply boil water and add a little bit of salt. Cook pasta for about 3 minutes.And ready! 

In this occasion I'm serving the fettuccine with Béchamel sauce, Sauté yellow peppers, fresh parsley and a lot of Parmesan cheese. 


Béchamel Sauce

50 g / 2 oz Butter
2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
1 ½ C. Milk
1 tsp. Ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ C. Parmesan cheese

Preparation:
In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Meanwhile take a measuring cup add the cornstarch and milk. Using a fork mix well until cornstarch is dissolve. Using a whisk add milk gradually into the butter--Stirring constantly--. Cook for a couple of minutes, until sauce start to thicken. Add salt, nutmeg and parmesan cheese.


Bread-sticks
Makes 6 

1 1/3 C. Flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. oil
½ C. warm water
1 tsp. Dry yeast
½ tsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
Garlic salt


Preparation:
Take a measuring cup and fill with the water. Add the yeast, sugar, and 2 tbsp. Mix well cover and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes or until bubbles appear.
Sift the flour and salt and form a well. Add the yeast mixture and oil to the flour.Form a dough and knead for a couple of minutes. Place into a bowl and cover. Leave to rise for about 15 minutes or until double in size.
When ready cut dough into 6 parts and
shape dough into sticks.Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Brush the bread-sticks with oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Serve immediately.

19 comments:

foodtravelandwine said...

Que bien te quedaron los bread sticks!!....la forma y el color dorado estan perfectos!.....y que decir de la pasta.....marvillosa....super buena combinacion!!....Abrazotes, Marcela

Nik said...

Qué bien, justo estaba buscando cómo hacer ese tipo de pancitos. ¡Gracias!

Quicks said...

I love pasta! And this Fettuccine looks mouth-watering. Great presentation!

Cherine said...

A wonderful pasta dish!

Kako said...

Aldy, ese plato podría comermelo entero ahora, se ve fabuloso! y los palitos me parecen super lindos y prácticos.
Un beso

Sarah said...

WOW! What a great combination! Homemade pasta and breadsticks.Just love them

Miriam said...

Aldy, qué maravilla de blog! Preciosas fotos! Te sigo desde ya, saludos de una invitada de invierno desde España ;)

Gabriela, clavo y canela said...

Ojalá yo fuera una de las invitadas a cenar!
Que maravilloso trabajo, que fotos, se ve todo taaaan rico, que placer pasar por tu blog.
besos
Gaby

Quay Po Cooks said...

Wow, fabulos pasta dish and excellent photos!

mundo bizcocho said...

Muy buena entrada y te quedó delicioso. La receta bien explicada y que fotos... Nathalie(mundo bizcocho)

fromBAtoParis said...

Pity you are so far away...I would LOVE to drop by...simply gorgeous!

fromBAtoParis said...

Ah, qué tonta que soy!!! Recien ahora me doy cuenta que sos argentina, no?
Te felicito !! Tu blog es una joyita !!! Buenas recetas y excelentes fotos!!!
Te mando un beso grande,
Cristina

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Marcela, Gracias :)Si los breadsticks son super ricos!

Besos



@ Nik, Me alegro. Cuentame como te quedan :)

Besos

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Quicks, Much appreciated!



@ Cherine, Thanks. Happy-Happy you liked it :)

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Kako, Gracias. Si la verdad los breadsticks son bastante practicos.


Abrazotes :)

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Sarah, Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, there's nothing better than fresh homemade pasta :)

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Miriam, Que gusto! Gracias :)

Abrazotes!



@ Gaby, Que linda !!! gracias :)


Besotes

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Quay Po Cooks, Hi! Nice to meet you. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it :)





@ Nathalie, Muuuuuchas Gracias!

Besotes :)

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Cristina, Thanks! More than happy :)
Me da muuuucho gusto, que te haya gustado, Abrazotes :)

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