Homemade Pasta

18 Feb

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The first time I made my own pasta, I was so shocked at how easy it was. I had always just assumed that it was really hard and complicated and that’s way everyone just buys it from the shop! But it is really easy, although it is quite time consuming which is the only problem. All the time is really worth it though when you finally sit back at the end and marvel at the awesomeness of your own homemade pasta. It would be very fun to make with kids as well. You can add different flavorings to your pasta if you want. Some ideas would be adding tomato puree or wilted and finely chopped spinach. It is very versatile. I hope you have fun with all your pasta making adventures!

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Homemade Pasta (Serves 2-3)

1 2/3 cups “00” pasta flour

2 eggs

1tbsp olive oil

salt

  • Sift the flour onto a clean work surface and make a well in the center.
  • Break the eggs into the well and add the olive oil and salt to taste.
  • Gently start bringing the flour into the liquid, using your finger tips. Continue until all the flour and liquid have come together into a sturdy dough. You may need to a few drops of water or a bit more flour depending on the consistency of the dough.
  • Knead the dough for 2-5mins, until it becomes smooth and supple.
  • Roll the dough out using a long rolling pin or a pasta machine. Make sure that it is quite thin but not so much so that it falls apart.
  • You can then cut it into strips or make it into shapes.
  • Cook in boiling water until al dente. Cooking time will depend on the shapes and sizes of your pasta.
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