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Day 148: Farfalle Pasta (With a Brown Butter and Thyme Sauce)

Before I began the post I just wanted to thank everyone who has subscribed since The Bored Baker was featured in Eric's Heroes.

I'm still trying to read everyone's comments, and I'm still catching up (I have a lot to read still), but I'm so thankful for everyone, and their encouraging words. I'll try all the suggested recipes, read the books, and deliver as many orders as I can!

Keep them coming everyone! Once again thank you so much Eric, Mary, and Doug!

For those who've been wondering about the whole wax paper bit - I've always used parchment paper, but the day they came to interview me, it ran out! I had to use wax paper, and well you know the rest. :)

OK, farfalle is also known as "Bow Tie" pasta. It seems complicated but it's incredibly easy. You don't need a pasta maker, and you don't need any crimping tools, like ravioli. The only tools you need are:

  1. Rolling Pin

  2. Pizza Cutter (knives work)

  3. Your fingers :)

How you crimp your pasta is by taking both ends of your square, and bringing them together. You've got to pinch super hard.

The sauce is super easy. It only takes a few minutes, and gives a great flavor. It really brings out the farfalle. You don't need to use this sauce, tomato sauce or pesto is great, but I personally think this sauce is my favorite. I hope you enjoy making this amazing pasta recipe and sauce!


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 6-8|



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme (dried also works)

  • Salt and Pepper, for garnish


  1. Add a medium bowl, whisk together flour, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the 3 eggs. Pour in the olive oil, and knead to combine. Let it sit for 30 minutes.

  2. Then roll until it's almost see through. Cut it not 2” squares and bring the to ends together. Pinch, and repeat - the photos will help.

  3. In a pot of boiling salted water add your pasta. Cook until the pasta floats up to the top - about 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  4. Over medium heat cook the butter until melted. Add the thyme and stir until they butter looks a light golden. Sprinkle salt and pepper and pour onto the pasta.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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