So I adore fresh pasta. With the help of my hand crank pasta machine (thank you Nelson), I have arrived at the point where I can quickly whip up a fresh batch for dinner. One night, I was on my craze of adding tea to everything I cook, so I became daring and added Japanese Matcha Powder to my whole wheat flour and egg combination. It was probably about 1/4 cup of matcha into the mix substituting the flour, of course. I easily combined the dough according to the online recipes from my dear friend Martha (Stewart).
The most thrilling part of the whole experience was the smell of the noodles when rolling out the dough. The matcha added this incredible fragrance to the blend. I rolled the dough into sheets and then hand cut some for pappardelle style noodles and left the others in full sheets. With the full sheets I made an awesome veggie lasagna of zucchini ribbons, kale, fresh tomato sauce, garlic, ground tofu (for protein), spinach, and parmesan cheese (on top). The green tea noodles added this sweet vegetal aroma to the entire dish and it was a hit among coworkers. I have yet again earned another cooking with tea pat on the back. Hip hip!