This recipe was given to me at my bridal shower by my cousin, Jenn. It’s delicious, and it came with this sweet note from her, which is fitting, since I call Chris my “Adventure Buddy”:
“Congratulations on finding an amazing partner to share life’s adventure!”
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Prep Time: 15-25 mins, depending on amount
Cooking Time: 10-15 mins, depending on the amount
Serving Size: 2 (can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.)
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There’s a bit of a story behind this recipe. In high school, when I played ice hockey, we would have pasta parties the night before each game. I forgot to mention one of these dinners to my mother until the day of it. She whipped together a bunch of ingredients to make what we now call hockey pasta. That woman has impressive culinary skills, and it was quite a hit.
The second time that I brought it to a pasta party, my coach and his daughter, “number six” (we were all jersey numbers for those four years, even his own daughter, in his own home), drove me home after. I forgot the leftover hockey pasta in their car. When they reached their house and discovered that they were locked out, they sat in the car eating the hockey pasta with their hands until the Mrs. got home. They declared it a delicious lifesaver.
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Now we know how to even make the dough!
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1 c warm water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 c sugar
- 2 – 2.5 c flour
- Stir the yeast and water together in a mixing bowl, and let them sit for a few minutes
- Add in the sugar, and let it sit for a few more minutes while the sugar feeds the yeast.
- Add in the oil.
- Mix in the flour and salt.
- Cover with a towel and let it rise for 15-30 minutes. You can put it in the oven on warm to help the process along.
I had to go to the Indian grocery store for the Urad Dal for this one. Radhika declared that it tasted just like in a restaurant, so I am pretty proud of this creation. (AND I took a lot of shortcuts, so it was pretty easy)
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