Simple Homemade Pasta Dough

9
Leah Stacey

By
@CookingMaven

I thought that making homemade pasta was going to be hard until I actually tried it. I have to tell ya homemade pasta's taste and texture is soooo much better than the dry stuff you get in a box! If you don't have a handy dandy pasta maker you can easily do it with a rolling pin and a pizza cutter!

Rating:

★★★★☆ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
Broil

Ingredients

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2
eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp
salt
2 c
all purpose flour
2-4 Tbsp
water

How to Make Simple Homemade Pasta Dough

Step-by-Step

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt.
    1In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Make a well in the flour
    2Make a well in the flour
  • Add the slightly beaten egg and mix.
    3Add the slightly beaten egg and mix.
  • Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons...
    4Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons water. (the dough should NOT be sticky!)
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes.
    5On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Place dough in the pasta machine and roll it through. Or roll flat on...
    6Place dough in the pasta machine and roll it through. Or roll flat on your counter top. Fold over in threes and add it to the machine a couple of times on the first level to incorporate the dough better.
  • With a pasta machine or by hand roll dough out to desired thinness.( I...
    7With a pasta machine or by hand roll dough out to desired thinness.( I like it to be thin enough to just being able to see my hand through it.) On my machine it is level 6.
  • Use your machine or pizza cutter, cut into strips of desired width. Cook for about...
    8Use your machine or pizza cutter, cut into strips of desired width.
    Cook for about 7 minutes in boiling water.
  • Note: It may seem like the pasta isn't smooth enough after you knead it...
    9Note: It may seem like the pasta isn't smooth enough after you knead it but once you put it through your machine a couple of times and fold it over it will start to smooth out. That is the same for if you don't own a machine and you roll it and fold it on the counter top too.

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About Simple Homemade Pasta Dough

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Perfect Pastas




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