Making Your Own Pasta From Scratch

Recipes

It can be very rewarding to make your own pasta. It can be a little fiddly, but overall, the recipe isn’t difficult and you will get the hang of making it very quickly.

Ingredients

1 large egg

100g pasta flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Combine the flour and salt. Beat the egg, then mix it into the flour.
  2. Once well combined, knead the mixture for around 5-10 minutes to form a stiff dough.
  3. Cover the dough in clingfilm and leave to rest for about half an hour.
  4. Unwrap the dough and divide it into two. These will be your pasta portions.
  5. Roll it out, making it as thin as possible. You will want to flour the work surface and rolling pin before you begin. Keep adding more flour as required.
  6. Alternatively, you can use a pasta machine to make sure the sheets are uniformly thin.
  7. Cut the pasta into whatever shape you want, e.g. sheets for lasagne, or strips for tagliatelle.
  8. Cook the pasta for 4-5 minutes in boiling water.

 

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