Homemade Pasta Recipe

Monday 9 April 2012

This is a very easy homemade pasta recipe I got from the wonderful cook book, A little bit of this, a little bit of that by Isabella Bliss the winner of Junior Masterchef with her sister Sofia Bliss and mother and grandma Sylvana & Nonna Spina.

I love any cookbooks that have recipes handed down through the generations and this cook book is a treasure trove of recipes passed down from many generations.

I will post a few more recipes from this book but for starters lets keep it simple and let me show you how to make freshly made past from scratch first.

Homemade Pasta Recipe

100gm plain flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Place the flour, egg and olive oil in a medium bowl and mix together using your fingers until a dough forms.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough reaches an elastic and smooth consistency.

Wrap with film and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

To make the pasta, divide the dough into two equal portions. Take a portion, dust with flour so the pasta doesn't stick to the rollers and roll through the widest setting on the pasta machine.

Dust the sheet again and pass through the pasta machine reducing the width between the rollers by one. Repeat the process by adjusting the roller width each time until you reach the setting six or seven.

If you don’t have a pasta machine just use a rolling pin and roll out thinly as possible until about 2mm.

Then put the pasta through the rollers for fettucine and place cut pieces on a pasta tree to dry. 

Then to cook simply place a large pot of salted water over a high heat and bring to the boil. Cook the homemade pasta for one to two minutes by this time the pasta should be al dente and ready to serve.

And this is how to make pasta. So easy!


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