How To Make Your Own Fresh Pasta

How to make fresh pasta

Just this Saturday, we had a great noodle show for you. I especially loved that particular theme because I loooove pasta! I hope you enjoyed our recipe ideas… Give them a try and let us know what you think! Heck, I’d love to see pictures too!

I was thinking some of you might be interested in learning how to make your own fresh pasta. The store-bought kind is great and easy, but sometimes it can be fun to experiment and go the fresh route!

So here’s how you can make your very own pasta at home:

  • The only ingredients you need are eggs, flour and salt!
  • You can use a rolling pin to knead the dough, but ideally you’ll want to use a food processor and a pasta machine. It’s faster and more importantly, easier!
  • Place 1 ½ cups of flour and a pinch of salt in a food processor and pulse to mix well.
  • Add 3 large eggs and keep mixing until you get a dough-y mixture, or something resembling fine breadcrumbs.
  • Form into a ball, then flatten and knead on a floured surface. You want to keep flouring your dough to make sure it doesn’t stick.
  • Cut out two rectangles of dough. Place one aside while you’re working with the other. You might want to cover with plastic wrap to keep it from drying out.
  • Take the rectangle you’re ready to work with and start to push it gently through your pasta machine (machine has to be set at widest setting).
  • Once it’s gone through, turn your dough around and pass it through the machine again.
  • Reduce the setting on your machine and pass it through again. Keep doing this, reducing the setting each time to thin out your dough. You’ll want to keep cutting off edges as the rectangle flattens and widens.
  • Once you get to the finest setting, lay your dough on a towel to dry.

Once the pasta has dried for about an hour, you’re ready to get cookin’! Toss gently into a pot of boiling water and let cook for no more than 2-3 minutes… And enjoy!

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