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zucchini pasta

Zucchini Pasta

I love to spend free days in Italy. It’s so close, there is mostly warm and sunny weather and the food…! The Italians really now how good food is made. So I love to make pasta and other Italian dishes at home – it always feels a little bit like holidays. And if time permits, i make the pasta by myself. For my zucchini pasta, I just put some zucchini noodles (also called zoodles) to the homemade spelt pasta and top it with some smooth parsley and grated parmesan or even better grated pecorino cheese. If you also like to go with homemade pasta, head over to the „Authentic Italian Pasta“ post to learn how it’s made. INGREDIENTS: pasta, spiralized yellow zucchini noodles, smooth parsley, parmesan or pecorino cheese, olive oil, sea salt      

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Authentic Italian Pasta

I’m a huge pasta fan! If the time permits I make pasta by myself. I made it with one of this old school small pasta machines where you put the dough through until it is perfectly thin. then put on the cutting unit to get some nice pasta out of the thin dough. It was quiet fun. But then I learn the real authentic Italian way to make pasta. It’s actually quit hard work, but it’s worth it! And after the hard work you enjoy the pasta even more 🙂 Put flour, semolina on the table, make a hole in the center to put the eggs and some olive oil in it. Now start to mix and knead until you have a nice dough. Go on with kneading for about 8 to 10 minutes until the dough is quit elastic. Wrap the dough tight in foil and put in the fridge for half an hour.     The Italians all have a wooden pasta board and a pasta rolling pin to get a perfect result. Because the wood …