Friday, June 10, 2011

Homemade bear's garlic pesto and pasta

It's always a pleasure to be creative and make stuff on your own.

I bought a pasta machine a while back and this was the time to test it... so I tried to make some noodles. This time I had some problems with gettin the dough as thin as I wanted it, maybe it was a bit too dry... so I made it a bit thicker... in the end the noodles were not too bad but they could be better...

But noodles only? Nah... I needed some... lemme think... PESTO!

Ok, you still get fresh bear's garlic... so I picked up some and prepared the pesto in the following way:

First roasting the pine nuts, parallel washing the bear's garlic in some salt water. Then drying the leaves before cutting them into pieces.

Then I put all ingredients (olive oil, Parmesan, pine nuts and the bear's garlic) together and strained it until the consistency reached the right point.

The noodles were air-dryed for about two hours before I put them in the boiling water...

The noodles and the pesto was served with some fresh Parmesan... a meatless but really delicious meal.

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Roastin the pine nuts

Dryin the leaves

Cuttin the leaves

 Cutted leaves

The pesto is ready

The first selfmade noodles

All served with some fresh Parmesan