21
Oct

Fantastic Fresh Pasta Recipe

If you want to become a good Italian cook then you need to master the number one basic skills before anything else. This of course has to be making your own pasta! Our fantastic fresh pasta recipe has simple ingredients and has easy step by step instructions for you to follow.

Ingredients

  • 250g all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

 

Method

  1. On a clean, flat surface, turn out your flour and salt and make a large well in the middle with your hands.
  2. Whisk the eggs, egg yolks, and olive oil together in a medium bowl with a fork until combined, then pour the mixture into the well. Using the same fork, whisk the eggs. Slowly incorporate more and more flour into the eggs by moving your fork along the edges of the well.
  3. Once almost all of the flour is incorporated, start bringing the dough together with your hands. (The dough should be soft and kneadable, but not too sticky, add a little more flour if the dough is sticking too much to your hands or the surface. Alternatively, if it’s too dry and tough, whisk another egg with 1 tablespoon of water and use your hand to sprinkle some of the mixture over the dough, continuing to do so until the dough is easier to knead.)
  4. Knead the dough for 7-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. When you poke the dough, it should spring back.
  5. Wrap the dough in cling film and allow it to rest at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
  6. Unwrap the dough and cut it into 8 equal pieces (this makes it easier to work with). Take 1 piece and wrap the rest back up so that they don’t dry out.
  7. Lightly flour your work surface, and begin rolling out the piece of dough into one long piece. Then, fold the top third down, and the bottom third over that, like a letter. Rotate the dough 90˚ and roll the piece back into a long shape. This helps form a more even rectangular shape and makes the dough a little bit easier to work with. Continue rolling out the dough until it is very thin. When you lift the dough, you should be able to see your hand through it.
  8. Fold the top and bottom of the rectangle to meet in the middle, then fold over again--this will make the dough easier to cut. Cut the dough to your ideal shape. Loosen or unravel the cut dough immediately, so it doesn’t stick, sprinkle with a bit of extra flour. Let the pasta sit out for about 30 minutes to dry out slightly.
  9. Bring a large pan of heavily salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and stir to ensure it doesn’t clump. Cook for 2-3 minutes (fresh pasta will cook much faster than dried pasta)
  10. Take out a strip of pasta and taste. Once cooked to your liking, remove the pasta from the water, being sure to save around 200ml of the pasta cooking water.
  11. Add the cooked pasta into your preferred sauce and stir to coat, adding some of the reserved pasta water if needed to add a bit of body and silkiness to the sauce.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

 

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