Tuesday, October 08, 2013

How to Make Homemade Pasta from Scratch

Making homemade pasta is easy, fun and very rewarding. Sure it takes a little time and effort, but the result is worth it. you to can make a great pasta with these easy follow directions. I've also included a how to video.


Ingredients for the Easy Pasta Dough Recipe
  •  2 3/4 Cups of flour (I recommend King Arthur Flour Flour White Bread, 5-pounds (Pack of 4). Bread flour is better for Pasta. All purpose will work) 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil (Optional) 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 3 eggs at room temperature
  1.  In a bowl combine the flour and salt. Mix well with a fork until salt is well mixed.
  2.  Mound flour on the counter. In separate bowl whisk 3 eggs. 
  3. Add 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil (Optional) In the middle of the mound of flour make a hole or moat.
  4. Pour in egg mixture and mix with flour until all egg mixture has been absorbed by the flour
  5.  Knead for 8-10 minutes until dough is barely sticky to touch. This is a very tough dough to work with with, but keep kneading.
  6.  If dough mixture is to dry, add a bit of water. If to wet add a bit of flour.
  7.  After completely kneaded, form dough into a ball. Cover and allow to rest 20-30 minutes.
  8.  Cut ball into quarters. Pinch end and run through pasta machine at least 4-5 times on each setting.
  9. When desired thickness is reached, use specialized pasta cutter to form pasta.

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