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Valentine's Day Dinner: Homemade Beetroot Pasta

One of the most delicious recipes I tried. I recommend making this homemade pasta for your loved ones on romantic occasions. Most of the work would be on making the pasta but serving it would be very easy with Pesto sauce and parmesan cheese. You can add up some pine nuts and fresh basil leaves on top.. some extra olive oil if preferable :-) 



2 small beetroot

2 cups all purpose flour

2 eggs

1 extra egg yolk

1Tbsp Olive oil

1/2 tsp salt


Roast beets in baking dish with a splash of water and olive oil. Cover dish in foil and bake at  200 degrees Celsius for 45 mins or until cooked through. Once cooked, allow to cool before peeling and chopping into cubes.

Add eggs, yolk, oil and beets to food processor or thermomix and blend until smooth.

Add flour and using the dough setting knead for 2 mins. I also like to hand knead for a few extra minutes after, but this is not necessary. (If dough is too sticky add a touch more flour. If too dry add a tiny bit of water and knead for a further 30 seconds)

Rest dough for an hour before rolling out according to pasta machine specifications. Take your time, and dust with flour to prevent from sticking to the machine.

To cook the pasta bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook for 2-3 minutes depending on how thick you have chosen to cut the pasta.

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