How to Make Pasta
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
A simple and easy recipe for homemade pasta or noodles. Nothing tastes as good as homemade!
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix eggs, flour, olive oil together for 2-4 minutes.
  2. The dough should be soft and pliable.
  3. If the dough is too dry, add one teaspoon of water at a time.
  4. If it is too wet, add one teaspoon of flour at a time
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  6. After rest time, unwrap the dough and divide into four equal sections
  7. If using a pasta maker:
  8. -roll dough through widest setting several times-refolding dough in half each time to strengthen the gluten in the dough.
  9. -then roll dough through pasta maker changing the setting (the thickness) one setting at a time-slowly the dough will become thinner with each section. For pasta such as linguine/spaghetti roll dough until it is slightly translucent i.e. you can see your fingers slightly through the dough if you place it in your hand.
  10. -when you reach desired thickness use linguine or spaghetti attachment to cut pasta.
  11. If not using a pasta maker:
  12. -roll dough initially folding over a few times in half to strengthen the gluten
  13. -then roll to desired thickness-for linguine/spaghetti until it is slightly translucent i.e. you can see your fingers slightly through the dough if you place it in your hand.
  14. -before cutting-flour dough surface generously so it doesn’t stick then roll gently (can roll on a rolling pin-then slide the whole roll off of the rolling pin). Cut pasta to desired width.
  15. -toss pasta lightly in flour to keep from sticking together
  16. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta for 2-3 minutes or until desired doneness.
  17. Drain, then toss with your favorite sauce, and enjoy!
  18. Fresh pasta takes considerably less time to cook than dried pasta.
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