Homemade Fresh Pasta

There is nothing more gratifying then making pasta from scratch…seriously. Scratch?? You??? YES, AND QUICKLY. I also know the joy you will get when you successfully make this recipe. You’ll want to do a happy dance..Italian style. When I make pasta I instantly go into my Godfather voice (you would not want to hear it)!

So put on your apron or a messy shirt  and <in my best Godfather voice>

LETS MAKE PASTA!

 

STEP 1
Prep your ingredients first! Mise en Place!!! (French for “putting in place”!)
STEP 2
Create a deep well! I used the bottom of my measuring cup!
STEP 3
Add the rest of your ingredients (mix eggs first during prep–I forgot!)
STEP 4
Start mixing the center (slowly… or you’ll have egg lava pouring everywhere (its okay if you do!)
STEP 5
Gradually add the flour well into the mix
STEP 6
Once combined use those hands!!
STEP 7
I use a dough scraper to pile it together and start kneading your dough!
STEP 8
Keep kneading the dough (use your palms–man handle it!!)
STEP 9
Knead until it reaches a “play-dough” consistency
STEP 10
Cover to rest at least 30 mins
STEP 12
Times up! Ready to Roll!!
STEP 13
Split the dough in half
STEP 14
Cover the other half until your ready
STEP 15
Sprinkle extra flour liberally on your work space “aka counter”!
STEP 16
Flatten the dough prior to rolling
STEP 17
Start rolling baby!!
STEP 18
You’ll roll the dough until it becomes thin and transparent (you’ll want to see your hand under it!)
STEP 19
Rub flour on both sides
STEP 20
Now we are going to “serpentine” our dough
STEP 21
Drag it over itself (evenly)
STEP 22
Perfecto!
STEP 23
Slice 1 to 2 inch wide cuts using the down and forward technique with your knife (cut off ends and toss aside)
STEP 24
Cut the slices into your desired pasta width!
STEP 25
Now to unroll these beauties! Unroll carefully!
STEP 26
As you unroll your pasta make a pile! Unroll until your done.
STEP 27 (2)
Look at you!!!
STEP 28
Sprinkle with flour!! Pasta Baby!
STEP 29
Start at end and roll it up!
STEP 31
YOU MADE PASTA–!!!
STEP 32
Now pour yourself a drink! Cheers!

My pasta is boiling-gotta go!! I hope you had fun!

Printable recipe below!

XO,

The Guiding Spoon

Homemade Fresh Pasta

  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Delicious, fresh pasta from scratch, every time!


Credit: theguidingspoon.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (and extra to work with) unbleached all-purpose white flour
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 eggs (mixed with fork)
  • optional: chopped fresh herbs ( I used finely chopped rosemary)
  • a pinch of salt (optional)

Directions

  1. Pile flour onto a clean work space and create a well in the middle
  2. Add remainder ingredients and mix, slowly incorporating the entire flour
  3. Once the mixture becomes a mass, use hands to incorporate all flour
  4. Knead the mixture until it becomes a hard and “play-dough like” in texture
  5. Form a ball, cover and rest for 30 mins
  6. Once rested, flour work surface and flatten dough
  7. Start rolling until dough becomes thin and transparent
  8. “Serpentine” (see picture below) and slice into desired pasta width (tossing out edges)
  9. Unroll pasta, sweep with flour and “Crowd Cheers”
  10. YOU MADE FRESH PASTA!

  • If you are using your fresh pasta: Cook time  will be around 90 seconds!
  • Lay out pasta on a cookie sheet to dry it out
  • If you are storing the pasta for a short period: Place in plastic wrap and refrigerate
  • Pasta can be frozen and stay fresh if kept in an air tight container
  • To cook cold or frozen pasta: Drop in boiling water and add additional cook time
  • Pasta can be cut in many ways ( I will be doing a post on pasta noodle techniques soon!)
  • If you need egg-free, gluten-free or any other special request shoot me a comment!

 

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