There is nothing more satisfying or delicious than making and eating your own Pasta. My husband is getting to be quite the expert at homemade pasta and one batch usually makes us a lasagna, ravioli and tagliatelle. So I thought it was about time I shared his recipe.
What You’ll Need
15oz Plain White or Wholemeal Flour
4 Large Eggs
1 Tsp Salt (optional)
2 Tsp Olive Oil
Place your flour into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and break the eggs into it. Beat the eggs, gently working in some flour from the edges of the well. Keep mixing a little at a time until a soft dough has been formed. Add the Olive Oil to make the dough easier to work. Use your hands if this is easier.
Sprinkle your worktop with flour and begin kneading the dough by hand. Keep going for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic feeling.
Make the dough into 3 balls, wrap in cling film and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
Take one of the balls and place on a floured surface. Start rolling your dough using a rolling pin. It’s a good idea to also stretch the dough with your hands. Continue to roll and stretch until it is about 1/16 of an inch thick. Once rolled you can let your dough rest again for about 15 minutes.
This dough can make any kind of pasta you fancy. We particularly enjoy rolling sheets to use for lasagna. Or making a yummy filling and making ravioli. It’s also easy to score with a knife and make noodles/tagliatelle.
As this is fresh pasta it only takes about 3 minutes to cook with boiled in water. When used in lasagna it shouldn’t need to be precooked.
I hope you give it a go and enjoy it as much as we do. I’m told it’s also a good workout for the arms 🙂
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