HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PASTA
Homemade pasta is like nothing you’ve ever had…unless you’ve gone to Italy and had homemade pasta, then you know exactly what I’m talking about, and that’s why you’re here because you neeeeed to know how to make something that tastes so delicious!
You will need a pasta roller/maker for this recipe. I got mine at Ross for around $20. I also did an amazon.com search and found many that were under $30. It’s a great investment, so I highly recommend getting one!
prep time: 1hr 30 min
Cook time: 2 minutes for each bunch of pasta
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- water if needed (see instructions)
Put your flour on a clean countertop or large plate and make a well in the center of your flour, to create an area for the eggs. Make sure your well is big enough to hold your eggs. Place the cracked eggs, salt, and pepper in the center of the flour mixture.
Note: You can also add other herbs and spices at this point if desired to your pasta such as cayenne pepper, rosemary, sage, etc to add other flavor profiles to your pasta.
Then with a fork, slowly whisk the eggs, pulling in a little flour from the well. Continue this process until all of the flour and eggs are combined. After this, lightly knead the pasta to really get all of the ingredients to combine.
Note: If your mixture is still too crumbly, add just a very small amount of water (you can even use a spray bottle if you want) to get the dough to form one round mound. If the dough is too sticky, add just a bit of flour until you get a good texture. Either of these can happen just because sometimes eggs are not always exactly the same size.
Once you have your nice round mound of dough, add it to some plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for one hour.
Now you can roll out your pasta. Make sure to set your pasta maker on the widest setting, which is usually 0. Flour your dough lightly so it does not stick to your machine, and roll it though each number (which designates thickeness of the pasta) 2-3 times before moving on to the next number. I usually end my pasta at a number 6 or 7 which is pretty thin. You can use this recipe for ravioli , angel hair, or any other type of pasta!
Lastly, cook your pasta in a boiling pot of SALTED water for only 1-2 MINUTES!! This is very important. Homemade pasta does not take ten minutes like boxed pasta. That’s another plus since it does take more time to prepare.
If you are making linguini or some type of noodle pasta, do not add all of it into your pot at once, as it will get tangled and stick together. I usually do one portion at a time.
Enjoy!! And like we say in my family Asta la pasta!
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