Do you remember the boiled borek I wrote about some time ago? This pasta was made with the dough left from that borek. It was of course mom’s suggestion to make this pasta. I don’t know what I would do with that dough. In this way I learnt two recipes at the same time with the same dough. I rolled it out and cut it into stripes. I sprinkled some flour on the stripes so that they wouldn’t stick back and let them dry. After some hours, I made a pasta with walnuts, cheese and fresh basil for dinner.
As this pasta contains milk, eggs and flour in its dough, it is highly nutritive. Butter, cheese, walnut and fresh basil not only increase its nutrition value but they also make it more delicious.
I learnt that making pasta is not as hard as most people think. Besides, knowing that you create something from scratch makes it more valuable. Homemade foods are always more healthy and more yummy. I wish I could grow my own vegetable and fruits.
- 6 cups flour
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
You get a big dough with these measurements and it may be too much for you. As it’s traditional here to make pasta as a preparation for Winter, we generally use big measurements, make it once before Winter and it’s like a life saver in Winter days when you have little time after work. So you can reduce these measurements if you are not planning to keep it for Winter.
Mix all the ingredients here and make a not very soft dough. Divide it into balls. Roll them out and cut them into long stripes. Put these stripes one on the top of other. And cut them in short stripes. Them put them in an oven tray and dry them in oven at 180C for about 15 minutes. Then you can keep them in glass jars or cloth bags and use how much you want when necessary.
Peynirli Cevizli Fesleğenli Makarna
Ingredients for pasta with cheese walnut and fresh basil
- 2 cups homemade pasta
- 1 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp salt
- 1tsp olive oil
- 50g cheese of your choice (I used Turkish white cheese)
- 50g walnut
- Fresh basil
Heat the water in a pot and when it boils add homemade pasta, salt and olive oil. When pasta is cooked after about 8 minutes, drain the extra water.
Melt butter in a pot, add the boiled pasta and stir. Serve it with walnut, cheese and basil leaves. I put them on the top, but you can mix all these in the pot and then serve.