How to Make Pasta
The other night I made pasta. Now I’m going to teach you.
Step One: making the pasta
- 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.
3)Mix together with the flour as much as you can so it’s not sticky
4)Then put a little flour on your hands and knead
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)
Step 2: turning the pasta dough into pasta!
- Divide your dough in half and cover half with cling film and leave it on the side or in the fridge
- Push the other piece of dough out with your hand
- 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
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
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 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