Okay friends, in case you missed it, you can find all of our pasta making tips and tricks right here! But today it’s time to really get into it by actually making the darn stuff. So without further ado, our guide to making hoemade pasta.
You’ll be delighted to know that making pasta dough only requires four ingredients. And not four obscure ingredients, four pantry staples we’re willing to bet you already have on hand. Those ingredients are:
- All purpose flour
- Olive oil
See, this is the part where, as beginners, we relaxed a little bit because how does a person mess something up that only has four ingredients, right? (Right?!)
Aside from your own two hands and a mixing bowl there are a few more kitchen tools you’ll want to get your hands on such as:
- A food processor, while not totally necessary, it will save you a little time and man power in the kitchen
- A stan dmixer, again, not totally necessary, but it serves the same purpose as a food processor
- Rolling pin and knife, or rather, option number one for rolling out your dough
- Pasta maker and pasta drying rack, or rather, option number two for rolling out your dough
Pasta Makin’ Time
- Make a nest out of your flour on your clean work space. Next, add your other three ingredients, using a fork to gently break up and work in the egg. Do your best not to tear down your flour walls.
- Start using your hands to work in the flour until you’ve created a ball of dough. Don’t worry if your dough is looking a little rough, it’s supposed to.
- Time to knead! If you read our tips and tricks then you know that this step is vital for an easy to work with pasta. So trust the process and don’t be shocked if you have to knead it for a solid ten minutes or more before things smooth out. Dry dough? Get your finges wet and keep working with it. Sticky dough? Add a few sprinkles of flour.
- Once you feel good about your dough (you’ll know when) it’s time to roll it into a bowl, wrap the ballin plastic wrap, then let it sit four about 30 minutes.
- Once your dough has rested, divide it into four parts. Choose one section to work with and gently flatten it into an oval.
- Run oval through pasta in the widest section of your pasta maker.
- And lastly, run your dough through the pasta cutter attachment that will give you the exact kind of pasta you deserve.
We fully believe that with our tips and our directions, you’ll be a pasta-making pro in no time.