Basic homemade pasta

Basic homemade pasta


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About this recipe: An easy recipe and simple to double or triple, depending on amount needed. Hope you enjoy!


Serves: 3 

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 140g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Extra time:17min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten egg, and mix. Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes. With a pasta machine or by hand roll dough out to desired thickness. Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.

To cook fresh pasta...

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Fresh pasta cooks very quickly. It will float to the surface when fully cooked. Drain, and use as desired.

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Reviews (2)


Brilliant recipe that I've used often. I cut back on the amount of water and add flavoured olive oil in it's place - yummy! - 18 Mar 2014


Used different ingredients. I added 2 to 2 and a half teaspoons of green pesto when adding the egg, to give it a bit of flavour. - 02 Mar 2011

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