Monday, February 8, 2016

Fresh and Easy Pasta Dough

I had no idea that making fresh pasta would be this easy. This version is hand made, literally, using your hands to mix instead of a mixer. If you are scared to try and make your own pasta, you would be right where I was, and after making this and seeing how easy it is to make yourself, I am going to try my best not to buy as much pre-made at the store anymore.


2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1/4 c. water
1 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. fresh grated pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. semolina flour

In a medium size bowl, whisk the eggs, yolk, water and olive oil together until smooth. Add the salt and pepper and continue to whisk until everything is fully incorporated.

On a flat work surface, mix the two kinds of flours together using your hands or a fork. Make a well in the center of the flour large enough to hold all of the egg liquid.

Using your fingers (or a fork), slowly start stirring the liquid mixture into the flour. This part is very sticky, but I promise it comes out fantastic if you use your hands! Gather all of the dough together after mixing (but not over mixing) and knead about 5 times and form into a round ball. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rest on the counter for at least 30 minutes.

The hardest part from here is deciding what to shape your pasta into! I used mine to make amazing personal size lasagnas (Garden Lasagna from scratch!).

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