Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta

Homemade pasta is my absolute favorite food.  I love it with ragu, meatballs, or simply with oil and parmesan cheese.  A few years ago I received a pasta maker attachment as a gift and questioned how often I would actually use it.  To my surprise, I use it frequently. In fact, this past weekend, I used it twice.  This recipe is relatively easy to make and full of flavor.

Homemade Pasta
Homemade Pasta

Recipe: Homemade Pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes     Rest Time: 1 hour   Cooking Time: 2-3 minutes

Ingredients:

3.5 cups flour (all purpose or 00 flour work just fine)
4 eggs and 1 yolk
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water, more if needed.

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Once mixed thoroughly, knead for roughly 5 minutes. If the dough seems too wet, add a bit more flour. If it’s too dry and not coming together, add an additional tablespoon of water.

Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Once the dough has rested, use as directed by the pasta maker attachment. I usually boil my pasta for 2-3 minutes.

Enjoy!

Suggestions:

This recipe is excellent with meatballs and Italian salad.

 

 

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