|Our "family recipe"|
She wrote down all the ingredients to blueberry cobbler, since Lily had just made that the weekend before. She is an amazing baker, even at 11 years old. I stuffed the paper into Tallulah's backpack, feeling accomplished and kinda like I might look like a together kind of parent.
Turns out her teacher put together this amazing book of recipes, highlighting that they were from each kid's family recipes. Oh, great. Most kids offered recipes (including instructions, not just the ingredients like our page had) from their culture. There were recipes for tamales, which I used last Christmas Eve, and for Ethiopian stew; not to mention recipes from Micronesia, a great great grandmother's Wassail recipe, and luckily a recipe for fresh pasta.
|Kindergarten recipe book.|
Here is their (adapted) recipe:
6 eggs, beaten
1 Tablespoon salt
1/3 cup water
4 cups flour (I think we used a little more)
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the salt. Add flour and water alternately in small amounts, and then knead until well blended. Remove from bowl, and oil the bowl. (We did not do this.) Return dough to bowl and let stand in warm room until ripened. (We also did not do this, we just started rolling it through the pasta maker right away due to time constrictions.)
Note: Dough may be refrigerated overnight. If refrigerated, let stand until room temperature before working in additional flour and running through the pasta maker.
Form dough into small balls about the size of a lemon. Pat into the shape of a rounded rectangle, and then flatten in a pasta machine. Start at the thickest setting and work your way to the thinnest. Make sure to flour the pasta before each pass through the machine. After the last (smallest) setting, drop the dough through the pasta setting that you desire (i.e. spaghetti, linguini, fettuccine.)
Boil in boiling water for about 1 - 2 minutes, depending on thickness of noodles. It seemed fun to let the kids test it and tell me when it was done.