Homemade Pasta

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Pasta

The best kind of pasta is homemade pasta. Even though life gets in the way sometimes it’s good to take a moment to enjoy those little things we can remember or still enjoy such as homemade pasta at your mom’s or nonna’s house.

I don’t make if as often as I would like, but if you have never made it you really should try. Try it with my homemade sauce recipe here

Homemade Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • Water (small cup)

Instructions

  1. On a cutting board or directly on your counter if you have enough space put 4 cups of flour.
  2. Make a hole in the middle (like a circle) and add your 4 eggs and salt.
  3. Start by breaking the eggs with a fork and mixing them together. Slowly start to mix in the flour that surrounds it until it becomes to hard with a fork.
  4. Once it is to hard to mix with a fork start to knead with your hands, until smooth.
  5. If you feel the dough is to stiff, add one TBSP of water at a time into your dough and knead together until smooth.
  6. Once you get a nice round ball set aside and prepare your pasta machine.
  7. I have used both the manual and electric one, so it is basically which ever you prefer.
  8. Once your machine is ready, prepare your trays to place your pasta on. Cover trays with parchment paper and flour so the pasta doesn’t stick. If you have no parchment paper just add more flour at the bottom of your pan so it doesn’t stick.
  9. Prepare a place to place your pasta. Preferably on a table cloth with sprinkled flour. (Process one before putting it into the tray)
  10. Cut your dough into small balls about the size of your palm.
  11. Start by flattening the dough with your hand and place your pasta machine setting at the biggest. Pass your dough through the machine one time then add flour to your dough on both sides, fold it in half and repass your dough through the machine.
  12. Repeat this process. While making your pasta machine setting thinner and thinner. Do know that the thinner the pasta the better but not too thin that it will break when cooking it.
  13. Place each piece of pasta on a table cloth with sprinkled flour. You will have long pieces of dough that look like lasagna dough.
  14. Once all your pasta is passed at the thinnest setting you can now chose what kind of pasta you are making. If you are making lasagna then you are ready to start the process. If you are making spaghetti or tagliatelle, then you have to change the setting of your machine.
  15. Once your machine is ready, start to pass your (thin pieces) through the machine.
  16. Your final results should look like this. (Spaghetti)

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