Friday, October 27, 2006

Homemade Pasta

100g high grade flour
1 egg
(for 2 portions of pasta)

(Edited to add: This process took us about an hour I think. It took longer than otherwise because DS was "helping"!)
1. Break the eggs into the flour and stir with a fork.

2. Knead to a smooth dough.

3. Form into small "patties" and flour generously.

4. Unless you have an Italian grandmother & her rolling pin handy, pass the patties through a pasta machine.
5. Keep passing the dough through the machine on sucessively higher settings until you have a thin "tongue" of pasta dough. Lay on a floured surface and leave to dry a little. Continue with the remainder of the dough in the meantime.
6. Sprinkle some flour over the long tongues of pasta and pass through the pasta machine again using the fettucine blades.
7.Leave the noodles to dry slightly in little nests.

8. Bring a pot of salty water to the boil and cook pasta until al dente.
Serve with a sauce of your choice. The one displayed here is Walnut and Garlic Sauce.


  1. that looked like a lot of fun. Love the photo of DS helping out. So from whoa to go how long does this take?

  2. Yum. Had a flatmate do this once - no pasta machine - and it took all day .. maybe a couple of days ... she was very thorough! :-) We don't have a pasta machine ... or an Italian grandmother ... but what's the time estimate anyway? Just so I can assess my options. Love pasta!!

  3. Yummo. I love fresh pasta. Have hand rolled it before for fun but wouldnt want to do it all the time.

  4. You domestic goddess you! I am hoping to make some pasta of my own too (have had an used pasta machine for years). But I need to source REALLY good flour - because we can't have eggs in the house. Yours looks SO yummy though!

  5. Thanks for the edit (1 hour) ... mmm, I think I could manage that. Might take a little longer with my rolling pin rather than a pasta machine, but good for the arm muscles eh!! LOL

  6. That looks so good! Have you got a recipe for the walnut and garlic sauce?

  7. mmmmm, that looks delicious! :) thx for sharing.
    that reminds me that i need to get my pasta machine back from a friend who borrowed it. i've never used it myself yet!