Make Your Own Pasta
Making pasta is very simple, it doesn't cost much and the taste of your own freshly made pasta is awesome!!!
Resting time: 35min
Serves: 3 good eaters
You should have...
300 g flour (we used all-purpose flour but you can use "00", which is usually the one recommended for pasta)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Nutmeg (just a tiny bit, this is super strong!)
2 tbsp of Olive oil
2 tbsp of vinegar (cider)
if you want to change the recipe count 100g of flour and 1 egg per person
In a large mixing bowl
Flour + egg + salt + pepper + Nutmeg
Add the Olive Oil & Vinegar
Cover your table top with some flour
You need to knead for about 10 minutes, the dough needs to be homogenous.
"If you dough is too dry and difficult to knead, put a bit of water on your hands and try again.
If it is still really crumbly, you can add a bit of Olive Oil as well"
For both the pasta & the chef
Make a ball of dough, place it in the bowl & cover with a cloth.
Leave it to rest for 35 min
No need for a fancy machine, a knife and a rolling pin will do the job...
Depending on the size of your kitchen worktop, I would cut the ball of dough into 2 or 4 pieces.
With your rolling pin make it as flat as you possibly can, the pasta sheet has to be almost transparent!
Then, cut it as you wish! We wanted to eat tagliatelle-style, so we cut them into long and narrow strips.
Just like any other pasta, bring you water to the boil, add a pinch of salt and throw them in!
We had cooked a homemade tomato sauce to go with that (I'll post the recipe soon) and added a drizzle of the stunning Castillo de Canena First Early Royal olive oil, a fantastic meal...
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