How to make Pasta at home

 

My dear husband has been begging me, for a while, to cook Italian dishes more often. He thinks he’s Italian, can’t be further from the truth in reality. But he does love everything Italian, from the Ducati motorbikes, to their cars, food and beer.

The final result
The final result

So noting my hesitance, he decided to take advantage of my weakness; kitchen gadgets! Yep he bought me a pasta maker. He knows fully well about my unfriendly relationship with pastry, and says I need a new challenge.

So my competitive spirit wants to win this war. I’ve looked up how to make pasta from different sources ( thanks to google) and it’s actually quite easy. The trick is in the kneading.

What do you need? Serves 6

  • Wheat flour- 500g

  • Eggs- 5

  • Pasta Maker

 

 

Method

On to a clean surface, place the flour making a hole in the middle for the eggs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kneading

 

 

Combine the mixture, knead until smooth and no mixture stuck on to hands or surface.

should take 10-15 min.

The trick is using the hell of your hands to knead.

Wrap in plastic and rest in fridge for at least 30 min.

 

 

Rolling dough through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take out of the fridge and in a surface lightly dusted

with flour. Knead for 5 min, then roll out with your roller. From the inside out. This is to stretch the dough out, so it can go through your pasta maker.

  • Roll through your pasta maker, using the appropriate cutting rollers for the desired pasta.

And viola!. Now cook your pasta.

it should take 6-8 min for Al dente.

And Enjoy

Author: preciousgarnett

I'm a multi-faceted young woman. I'm a proud mom to a now 5 year old 😜. I'm a daughter, I'm a sister and a friend to a few people. I'm a medical doctor by profession, passionate about infectious disease, primary health care and public health. I live food, from thinking about it, cooking it to eating it. Health and Nutrition fanatic. I live by a few chants...: 1. Before I do anything whether related to food or not, I ask myself ' Is it worth the calories?' Whether literally or figuratively( i.e. Is the decision worth the stress, effort, investment) 2. What you put in must come out! If you don't let it out, it settles on your tummy and hips. 3. 'Everything happens for a reason'. I try reflect on situations I find myself in, whether by choice or not. And look for Lessons I'm meant to learn from them, in order to grow.

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