How to Make Pasta

How to Make Pasta

 

The other night I made pasta. Now I’m going to teach you.

Step One: making the pasta

 

Ingredients  

  • 6 eggs
  • 600g of strong flour
  • A pasta machine
  • Some clingfilm
  • A fork

 

Making the pasta

 

 

1)Place the flour on a board or in a bowl (make sure it’s got a peak and it’s not flat).

 

2)Make a well in the middle of the flour. Then crack the eggs into it using a fork to beat them until smooth.

whisking eggs

3)Mix together with the flour as much as you can so it’s not sticky

flour

4)Then put a little flour on your hands and knead

dough

5)What you want is a nice piece of silky/rather soft elastic dough. Cover it with Clingfilm and leave it for about half an hour (30 mins)

cling film

 

Step 2: turning the pasta dough into pasta!

  1. Divide your dough in half and cover half with cling film and leave it on the side or in the fridge
  2. Push the other piece of dough out with your hand
  3. Run it through your pasta machine on the thickest setting for 2 or 3 times folding it in half every time until you have a nice silky and elastic piece of dough

pasta machine

4)Make the pasta machines setting smaller every time reducing the thickness until it’s about the thickness of a coaster.

5)If the pasta gets to thick then you can cut in half

6)Once you have got your pasta sheet you can start to shape it

7) Feed it through the choice of pasta setting on the pasta machine or you can use pasta cutters

8)Then lay it out on a board to dry

tagliatelle on a board

 

 

You are finished now!!! This is fresh pasta so it only needs a few minutes.

Make a sauce to go with it and then tuck in .

my home made pasta

my home made pasta and homemade sauce


 

 

 

Next time I will teach you how to make my sauce to with it.

Thank you for reading this I hope you enjoyed

Lulu

 

4 thoughts on “How to Make Pasta”

  1. Wow! I thought pasta was made in factories! I’m definitely going to show my dad this so he can make some. 🙂 🙂

  2. This blog is amazing! It looks like you had a great time making it. Maybe next time you could tell us more of the equipment you need. Also is there an alternative to a pasta machine?? Other than that I think its a great blog and I hope to be trying it soon. 🙂 🙂

  3. This blog is really helpful to me because I cant’ cook at all. Could you say how to make the same pasta shape with out the machine? This is awesome, but next time when you make the sauce could you write it from your perspective since you have written from your pets point of view? Can’t wait to see more

    Ashamiya

  4. WOW… this is one perfect pasta post. I would love you to come and make pasta for me one day 🙂
    I would love to to know what the hardest part was, and what was the easiest. Well once again amazing post and cant wait to find out who to make the sauce… 🙂 Well done

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