Make your own fresh, spinach-flavored pasta! Whip up a puree of garden-fresh spinach, water, egg and salt. Combine with flour to make a dough, then roll out and cut into shapes. Let it dry before cooking. Try serving with a simple, buttery sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 1/4 cups torn spinach leaves
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Combine spinach and water in a saucepan. Cover, and cook till spinach is very tender. Cool slightly.
Place spinach and liquid in blender container. Add egg and salt. Cover, and blend till smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 1 minute. Roll very thin on a floured surface. Let rest 20 minutes. Roll up loosely. Slice 1/4 inch wide. Unroll. Cut into desired lengths. Spread out on a rack to dry for 2 hours.