How to Make Pasta

It was 8 o’clock at night and I said to myself “I should make some pasta!”. Out of all the things to do on a Friday night, I choose to stay at home, make pasta and watch Kitchen Nightmares. So, here we go with the recipe. I am finding it A LOT of fun to create recipe videos to put on YouTube now, so you have one this time! I hope you enjoy it! The recipe is also typed down below.

Also I have reached 100 000 views on my blog so I would like to make a big THANK YOU to every person out there! I couldn’t be doing this without all your great responses! So again, thank you!

You’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups OO flour (or just all-purpose)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 water
  • Pinch of salt

On a clean dry work surface, make a mountain with the flour. Create a well in the flour big enough to fit the eggs. Add your eggs and olive oil and then gently whisk them together.

Gradually begin to make little circles from the edges to slowly incorporate the flour into the eggs with a fork. Once the mixture begins to look like pancake batter, add the water and salt. Continue to mix more flour in until it again looks like batter. Now you can fold in the flour.

Knead your dough for 8-10 minutes until it is solid and smooth. During this process, you can add more flour if your dough is too sticky or more water if it is too dry. When you’re done kneading, wrap your dough in plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.

When you unwrap your dough,  it should feel extra elastic, and you should see a bit of colour change. Cut your dough into 2 or 3 pieces to work with.

Use a pasta crank or a rolling pin to flatten out your dough thin. Fold your dough in half twice, and you can cut your pasta into whatever width you like. Gently separate the pasta with your hands. At this point, you can wrap it up and put it in the freezer to use another day, or you can boil up the water, add some salt, and toss the fresh pasta in for 1-2 minutes – until it floats to the top. Because it has not been dried, this pasta will cook  a lot faster!

There you have it! Add your favourite sauce and serve. This was the second or third time I’ve made this recipe and I absolutely love it! There’s nothing like fresh homemade pasta!

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3 Responses to How to Make Pasta

  1. cellosew says:

    awesome “G”!!! Gotta try this!

  2. Rachael W says:

    Lovee watching the video for this, it looks so good!

    -Rachael W

  3. Hey Gwyneth! I used your pasta recipe last week to make lasagna. I had made pasta before using a recipe that only called for eggs and flour, but yours is definitely better in the texture department. I’ve facebooked you a picture. 🙂 – Olivia

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