Spring Garden Pasta
Press flower petals and snipped herbs between sheets of this easy and excellent homemade pasta dough. Then toss with butter, Parm, and more herbs for a gorgeous pappardelle. Garnish with additional whole flowers and herbs. This Allrecipes Magazine recipe is based on Easy Homemade Pasta Dough by pho1962.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 2cups all-purpose flour
- 3large eggs, at room temperature
- 2tablespoons olive oil
- 1teaspoon salt
- 2tablespoons water, or as needed
- 1cup edible flower petals, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 2tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- ½cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¼cup butter, melted
- 1lemon, zested and juiced
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Step 1Beat flour, eggs, oil, and salt together in a bowl. Add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until a smooth and very thick dough forms.
Step 2Turn dough out onto a work surface and knead until very smooth, about 10 minutes. Cover; let dough rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 3Divide dough into 8 balls. Roll each into a thin sheet about 18 inches long using a pasta roller or a rolling pin. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon flower petals, 1/4 tablespoon thyme, and 1/4 tablespoon dill on the lengthwise half of each sheet. Fold sheet in half over petals and herbs, then roll again into a thin sheet. Cut into long, 1-inch wide strips using a pizza cutter.
Step 4Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and boil until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
Step 5Toss with Parmesan cheese, butter, lemon zest, and juice. Season with salt and pepper.