I saw a programme a few years a go which showed you how to flavour pasta. One of the recipe’s was for window pane pasta. You basically make you pasta as normal then once you have rolled out the strips you place herbs on them cover with more pasta and then put it through the machine again. It worked really well, my first batch wasn’t perfect as I put it through the last setting on my machine and it stretched it and ripped slightly. My 2nd bit of dough I used the second to last setting and it worked perfectly making me lovely sage tagliatelle to go with our dinner.
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 200g plain or 00 flour
- 2 eggs + 2 yolks
- sage leaves
- Add the flour, whole eggs and egg yolks in a food processor, whizz until a dough ball is formed.
- Either by hand or in your stand mixer (dough hook attached) knead for 5 minutes or until you have smooth soft ball.
- Wrap tightly with cling film and rest in fridge for at least an hour.
- Once the pasta is rested, cut the dough ball into 4 and run through the pasta machine settings so you have a thin strip. Place the sage leaves along the pasta and either place another thin slice on top or fold over the edges so the sage leaves are covered.
- Run the sage pasta through the 2nd to last setting on the pasta machine and cut into your desired shape.