If there’s one thing that I think everyone should make at least once in their lifetime, it’s fresh pasta.
If you’ve never had fresh pasta before, you probably don’t even know what you’re missing out on. But once you make it, you’ll realize just how different and incredible it is compared to store-bought pasta.
By the way, I’m not here to knock the dried pasta that comes in a box. Just like everyone else, that’s my go-to when I’m making a pasta dish. I have three kids, so anything that saves me time is usually a must!
Everyone Should Experience How Delicious Homemade Pasta Can Be!
However, fresh homemade pasta is a delicious treat that I think everyone should experience. The recipe calls for a stand mixer and a pasta roller, but you can always mix the ingredients by hand and also roll the dough out by hand on a lightly floured surface. The machines just make it a lot easier.
Are you ready to learn something new in the kitchen? Go ahead and give this recipe a shot!
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of semolina flour
- 2 eggs, room temperature and slightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 tablespoons of water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
1. Combine the semolina flour, all-purpose flour, and salt in the mixing bowl first. Then add the beaten eggs, olive oil, and water to the bowl.
2. Knead with the stand mixer on medium speed with a dough hook. You want to knead it until the dough is elastic.
3. If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle a little extra semolina flour. If the dough is too dry, sprinkle a little water.
4. The dough is done when it forms a smooth elastic ball. You can test it by pressing your knuckle into the dough. If it bounces back, it’s done.
5. Cover the bowl, or wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Let it rest for at least half an hour.
6. Cut the dough into small chunks. Using one chunk at a time, flour it and roll through a pasta roller. Fold the rolled dough into thirds, and send through the pasta roller again.
Keep repeating this process while also changing the thickness on the pasta roller until you have reached the desired thickness. If your pasta roller has a cutting side, you can use it to cut your dough sheet. However, you can also lay the dough sheet on a lightly floured surface and cut it with a knife.
From here, you have two choices, you can either dry your homemade pasta by hanging it on a drying rack, or you can go ahead and cook it! If you’re ready to reap the rewards of your dough-making, all you need to do is drop it into a pot of heavily salted boiling water, and let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes until tender.