Homemade pasta

    18 min

    This is my basic recipe for pasta. Don't forget that fresh pasta cooks much quicker than dried. You can use a dough hook attachment on your electric mixer or your hands to make the dough.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 300g (11 oz) plain flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) semi skimmed milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add the beaten egg, milk and butter. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes.
    2. On a floured surface, roll out a thin sheet, but not transparent. Cut into desired lengths and shapes.
    3. Allow to air dry before cooking.
    4. Cook fresh pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water; cook until they float to the top.

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    Took shortcuts. Great tasting noodles. To save time though, I suggest rolling the noodles out into desired thickness, and then rolling the dough into a log. Then starting at the end, slice the noodles into desired width. Afterwards, just toss them around until they are all uncurled into noodles. Will save you time from just slicing them while lying flat. Also keeps them more uniform in shape.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Took shortcuts. Excellent!! Decided to let my bread machine do the work. I put it on the pizza dough cycle which is a 50 minute dough cycle. When it was done I took it out, rolled it, cut it , dried it and we had it for supper!! Sooooo easy that way and so delicious!! Thanks!  -  21 Jul 2008


    Took shortcuts. I used my Kitchenaid and dough hook, which was a lot easier. Rolled them out and used a pizza cutter to cut them. They were excellent!  -  21 Jul 2008