Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta

March 31, 2020 Main DishesRecipes 0

INGREDIENTS:

4 large eggs (room temperature)
2 1/2 cups flour (“00” flour, semolina flour, all-purpose flour — or a blend)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fine sea salt

HOW TO MAKE PASTA IN A STAND MIXER:
Add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the dough hook. Knead the dough on low speed for 8-10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. (If the dough seems wet or sticky, just add in some extra flour. )
Form the dough into a ball with your hands and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before you start working with the dough.
Roll out the pasta dough into your desired shape, either by hand or using a pasta maker. Cook the pasta in a large pot of generously-salted boiling water until it is al dente, usually between 1-5 minutes depending on the thickness of your pasta. Drain and use immediately.


HOW TO MAKE PASTA BY HAND:
Place the flour in a mound on a large cutting board. Use your fingers or a spoon to create a good-sized well in the middle of the flour mound . Add the eggs in the center of the well. Sprinkle the salt and drizzle the olive oil on top of the eggs.
Use a fork to begin whisking the eggs until they are combined. Then begin to gradually whisk some of the surrounding flour into the egg mixture, adding more and more until the egg mixture is nice and thick. Use your hands to fold in the rest of the dough until it forms a loose ball. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic, sprinkling some extra flour on the cutting board if needed to prevent sticking or if they dough seems too wet or sticky.
Form the dough into a ball with your hands and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.
Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before you start working with the dough.
Roll out the pasta dough into your desired shape, either by hand or using a pasta maker . Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until it is al dente, usually between 1-5 minutes depending on the thickness of your pasta. Drain and use immediately. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce.

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