Here is my personal homemade pasta recipe! So put aside all your pasta fears then and enjoy making fresh pasta at home from now on! It’s so much fun, believe me!
This homemade pasta recipe is the one that you’ve been waiting for!
Have you ever made fresh pasta at home?
Or thought about doing that?
Well first of all you need to find a good pasta machine. No worries, it’s not such an investment. I bought mine for about 15 bucks once. A very cheap one, but one that also works well.
If you are not sure about whether you will like it or just go back to the store bought fresh pastas, then I suggest that you chose one for a very low price.
Once you get the hang of it and you are absolutely in love with making your own fresh pasta at home, you can upgrade to a better one.
Homemade Pasta Recipe from Scratch
Another thing that you definitely need before you can start making pasta at home, is to find the right pasta flour. Any good Italian supermarket or larger local supermarket definitely sells the right flour.
You want to use the finely milled wheat flour that is also indicated with the name: type ’00’ flour. However I know quite a few people who also just use all purpose flour to make their fresh pasta.
Is the one better than the other?
Well I guess that it depends on what texture you like best. I suggest that you make pasta with both types of flours and then see for yourself which one is your favorite.
Get ready to wow your family, friends but most importantly: yourself! Put aside your fear and enjoy making fresh pasta at home. As far as I’m concerned it gives me a very relaxed feeling.
Give this homemade pasta recipe your best shot and finally go for it!
I’m sure you’ll love it…
Do you need more pasta dinner ideas?
Then check out my pasta recipes!
- 7 oz pasta flour (200 g)
- 2 egg yolks
- olive oil
Pour the flour in a blender. Add the egg yolks, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
Pulse well and add some more olive oil or a few drops of water until you get a moist dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.
Pour the dough on a clean surface, sprinkle lightly with some flour and start kneading it for a few minutes. Wrap it in cling film and let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Sprinkle the pasta machine with flour. Cut the dough into 4 pieces. Wrap 3 of them again and put aside. Flatten 1 piece in the palm of your hand.
- Dust the dough lightly and roll it through the pasta machine on the widest stand.
- Fold and roll out again.
Repeat this a couple of times until the pasta sheet feels silky. After that, start making the dough thinner and thinner.
I go as far as stand 7 for ravioli and stand 8 for spaghetti or lasagna. Dust occasionally with some flour to avoid sticking. Cut in the shape you want. Keep the rolled out pasta under a clean but slightly moist kitchen towel while rolling out the rest of the dough. This will prevent it from drying out too soon.