Monday, 18 July 2011
Make Your Own Pasta
Making your own pasta is easy, inexpensive and the
resulting pasta is delicious. If you are going to make
pasta regularly it may be worth purchasing a pasta
maker or pasta machine but you can successfully make it by hand. All you need is wheat flour, eggs and salt.
To make sufficient pasta for four people you will need: 200g of wheat flour, two eggs and half a teaspoon of salt.
1. Sift the flour into a bowl and mix in the salt. Form a well and add the eggs. Use your hands to bind the flour and eggs into a smooth but firm dough.
2. Flour a surface and knead the dough for about 10 minutes adding a little water if if the dough is to too crumbly.
3. Roll out and use straight away as lasagne sheets or cut into thin strips using a sharp knife and allow to dry, hanging over wooden dowel, for an hour before cooking your taglliatelle.