Our Daring Cooks’ challenge this month was homemade noodles. Our hostess, Steph, of Stephfood was more than generous in her definition of pasta, imposing only the rule that it be made without the aid of powered machinery.
We make pasta most weekends (with extras for quick midweek meals) and have posted about it before. However, we’d never made it fully from scratch, so it was a fun challenge to try. Certainly very simple, though even this month we made pasta again and chose to use the food processor instead (and so aren’t counting it in the challenge)
As mentioned before, Steph was a very gracious hostess, so included in the noodles category were gnocchi, spaetzle, rice noodles and more. As ever, we were inspired by the variety and quality of the dishes produced by our fellow Daring Cooks, which can be found here…
We made 3 dishes for this challenge, representing 3 kinds of noodles/dumplings; follow the links below for the recipes and gory details. First up was Duck and Spinach Cannelloni (cannelloni being a favorite pasta form factor of Mrs. Monkeyshines.) Next, we returned to a perennial favorite – Potato Gnocchi, paired on this occasion with a selection of seasonal vegetables. And last but by no means least: Buttermilk Spaetzle with Herbs, which were the perfect foil to a ribeye steak and roasted broccoli. Thanks, Steph, for an entertaining and tasty challenge!
Steph from Stephfood was our Daring Cooks' July hostess. Steph challenged us to make homemade noodles without the help of a motorized pasta machine. She provided us with recipes for Spätzle and Fresh Egg Pasta as well as a few delicious sauces to pair our noodles with!