I love pasta and I’m incredibly impatient. That’s why I always work from this fresh pasta recipe.
It’s very easy to make and also to remember, which makes it a go-to classic every time I get a spag craving!
1 person = 1 egg + 100g of strong white flour.
If you are cooking for three people it will be 3 eggs and 300g of strong white flour,
four people would be 4 eggs and 400g strong white flour etc etc etc.
Here’s what you will need to make this recipe:
. pasta machine
. rolling pin or a wine bottle
. clean surface
. 100g strong white flour per person + a little extra for dusting
. 1 egg per person
. one sauce pan of boiling water
The first step is to make your pasta dough. Take your flour and egg and mix them with your fingers on a clean dusted work surface, until the mixture is all stuck together. Then start to knead the dough for about 10 minutes.
Secondly, roll out the dough with your rolling pin (or bottle of wine), needs must.
Using a bottle of wine to roll your dough is a great idea as it’s on hand to drink whilst cooking. I am a huge believer that drinking wine is an excellent thing to do whilst cooking.
If you’re not ready to cut your pasta yet; soak a tea towel and place the rolled pasta dough on top of it.
No pasta machine? No worries! All the Italian mamas do it by hand so get stuck it thinly slicing your dough. If you love your gadgets get pasta machining.
Once ready to rock ‘n roll put your pasta in a saucepan of boiling hot water for about 3/4 minutes. Straight from the pan, drain and serve.
I love dribbling a little fresh chilli pesto and mixing in some raw spinach leaves for a bit of crunch.
Easy, simple, delicious!
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