10/22/12

Homemade Jalapeno Pasta used for noodles and my Jalapeno and Cream Cheese Ravioli


Mmmm homemade pasta - I made half plain and half jalapeno


Yesterday I posted a recipe I have been making for years, for homemade pasta using either spinach or pureed butternut squash.  It was a chilly Autumn day and the perfect time to make pasta and after that post I couldn't get it out of my mind.  Yes, I was off to the kitchen!  I always tell my readers not to be afraid to play with ingredients and make recipes their own... and I follow my own advice.

Yesterday I decided to make half a recipe plain noodles and the other half into jalapeno flavored pasta in which I made some into noodles and the rest into long, thin sheets I used to make homemade Jalapeno Ravioli with Cream Cheese Filling.   It was so incredible I'm making it again today with the blessings and by request of my 16 year old daughter who loved it as much as I did.

 Jalapeno Pasta

2 1/4 c flour
1 t salt
1-2 t olive oil
3-4 eggs
2 - 5 small jalapeno's (depending on how hot-spicy you want your pasta)

In a food processor bowl, place the salt and flour.  Put the top on and while pulsing or running on low, add a teaspoon-ish of oil and start adding eggs.  You probably only need 3 eggs so start with that.  Add your jalapenos.  I used 2 small jalapenos and the dough was so mild even children could eat it without spice.  If you know you like jalapeno's, use more.  Process until the dough forms a ball shape.  If it hasn't gathered itself in a ball by the 3rd egg, you can add another teaspoon of oil or water or use a 4th egg.  Water or additional flour by the teaspoon will give you the texture you need for it to be a ball.

Let it rest 10 minutes.  Then either roll very, very thin with a rolling pin or use a pasta machine.  I use a manual, hand crank pasta machine and starting with number 1, I run it through to a number 4.  You can then cut into thin noodles or use wide sheets to make homemade ravioli.


Add the amount of jalapenos you wish

Let your dough rest 10 minutes

Run it through your pasta machine or roll thin

Cut into noodles or use for ravioli sheets (I did both!)









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