Since I was going to be on a trip to California for about one month,
There has to be a way to use up the spinach left in my fridge, perhaps something for my parents while I'm away?
Homemade spinach noodles (recipe adapted from Martha Stewart) -
Ingredients (for 2 to 3 people)?
1 bundle of spinach
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of sea salt
Some extra flour for dusting and storage purpose
Steam the spinach till wilted or softened,
Wait till it cools down, drain well and transfer to a food processor,
Drain well - I mean really squeeze out the liquid from the veggie, a kitchen towel might do the trick for you.
Puree the spinach and set aside for later use.
With the same food processor,
Add in the eggs and yolks, blend till fully combined,
Pour in half of the flour, give it a few pulses then pour the in the remaining flour and salt,
Again, few pulses then just keep blending while drizzle in the olive oil at the same time,
Blend till nearly combined.
Sprinkle some flour on the working surface,
Transfer the dough over and knead till elastic, took about 6 minutes for me,
You might have to sprinkle some more flour either on the surface or on the dough if too sticky.
Wrap the dough with plastic foil and just let it rest for about an hour.
Now here it comes the labor work,
Since I don't have a pasta machine, or a pasta roller/cutter, I had to "manually" roll out the dough and cut into noodles one strip at a time.
Here's how I did it,
Divide the dough by 4,
Take a rolling pin, dust with some flour and start rolling out the dough into thin flour sheet,
Remember to dust the dough also to prevent stickiness,
Once one, I used a cutting board as my leverage in order to cut out straight lines for the noodles.
Dust the noodles; you can cook them right away or store in Ziploc bags up to months in the freezer.
But man oh man...
I think I got buff just by rolling out these 4 small dough.
Invest in a pasta roller/cutter if you're planning on making more noodles and pasta in the future.
Mine is already on the way,
They're kind of costly but I think it's totally worth the $$,
What's even better?
No more sweating and man-like arms while making noodles!
Cindy's Rating: 7