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.
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
On to a clean surface, place the flour making a hole in the middle for the eggs.
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.
Take out of the fridge and in a surface lightly dusted
- 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.