M aking homemade pasta, how can one go wrong with that? Well, Italians would find a lot of answers to this question. However, once you understand how to make pasta at home using our recipe, no pasta expert will ever judge you on your cooking skills. After a lot of trial and error, we have finally found a fool-proof recipe.
If you want to prove to everyone how great of a cook you are and want to lick your plate clean after finishing your meal, this recipe is perfect for you. Follow it step by step, and you'll be good to go.
Making pasta may be hard work, but that doesn't mean you need a lot of ingredients for it. Once you have your equipment set out, find these ingredients and place them on your countertop.
The best part about making pasta is the experimentation. For example, when we talk about flour, there isn't just one particular flour you have to stick to in order to create excellent noodles. Instead, you can mix and match to find the texture and personality of noodles that you like the most. You can use a couple of flours such as All-purpose, 00, and Semolina.
The amount of eggs used is dependent on the recipe. While some use none, more use 2, and even more so use 4. Eggs add richness, moisture, elasticity, and durability to the dough.
Alongside the eggs, a small splash of olive oil helps moisten the dough- preventing it from drying out.
If there's one thing you shouldn't miss out on, it's salting both your pasta dough and your pasta water properly. A little goes a long way.
There are many ways you can make pasta dough. We prefer making it by hand, so our recommendation to you will not change (not yet, at least!).
Place a mound of flour on a clean work surface or a large cutting board. Using your fingers or a tablespoon, create a deep well in the middle of the flour so that it looks a little like a volcano. It's now time to add in your eggs, salt, and olive oil -in this exact order. While trying to keep the flour walls intact, whisk at the eggs with a fork. Think of it as a game where you can't let the eggs leave the mound just yet!
Gradually start to whisk the flour into the egg mixture till it becomes nice and thick. Now, gently fold the dough together using your hands till everything is combined. Knead the dough continuously for 10 minutes till it becomes smooth.
The hardest part comes about at this time. Who really liked to wait (especially when it’s regarding food)? Make a ball shape with the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let it rest for a minimum of 30 minutes at room temperature.
Once the dough has rested, cut it into four equal parts. Choose one wedge and quickly wrap the rest in the plastic wrap to retain their moisture.
Flour both the surface and the dough, and then get a rolling pin out. Roll the dough out flat to your desired thickness and cut it into whatever width or shape you prefer. Flour a baking sheet and transfer the cut pasta onto it in the form of small nests. Leave it to dry for 30 minutes.
You have finally reached the last step: cooking the pasta. Bring a pot of salted pasta water to a boil. Place your freshly made pasta into the pot gently and stir so that they don't stick together. A minute or two later, you'll have your cooked noodles!
Are you still searching for how to make pasta at home even after reading our recipe? You might be indecisive, but don't miss out on the opportunity of trying this recipe as it is one of the best ones you can find. Everyone who has tried it has always felt positively about it; we assure you that you won't feel any different.