Homemade Fettucine with Beef Meat balls and a Thyme Veloute

The latest series of My Kitchen Rules featured an episode where the contestants had to make a pasta dish and were also required to feature another ingredient selected by the public – all in 30 minutes.   The episode was controversial when one team struggled to get their pasts together and were able to use spare pasta from another team.   The following day Dianne decided that being able to make your own pasta was a skill that all people should posses and, as it was her turn to be cooking dinner, off we went to get the ingredients and equipment necessary.

Return from shopping
Return from shopping

We created a plan…..

The Plan
The Plan

Made the Pasta

  • 300 grams Flour
  • 3 Whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • pinch of salt
  1. Process in food processor until dough comes together
  2. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic

and left it to rest….

Resting the Pasta
Resting the Pasta

Put our meatballs and baby tomatoes into the oven.

Made a Veloute Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Cups Beef Stock (we used Campbells because that what Manu suggests)
  • Lots of fresh Thyme
  1. Cook Butter and flour until sandy texture
  2. Gradually add stock while stirring
  3. Add Thyme and leave to simmer for 20 mins
Simmering Veloute
Simmering Veloute

Rolled out the Pasta

Rolling pasta
Rolling pasta
Hanging Pasta
Hanging Pasta
Transferring Pasta to Pot
Transferring Pasta to Pot

Cooked the Pasta

..just till al dente
…just till al dente

Drained the pasta

Iinto the spacemans helmet
Iinto the spacemans helmet

Plated it up…

Ready to go
Ready to go

And served it to the table

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Dianne Completed the Pasta Challenge in just a bit over the 30 minutes (nearer 60) but not bad for a first go at making her own pasta.

Notes for next time

  • Remember to put the water on for the Pasta
  • Cut Pasta to 30 cm lengths before cooking
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