I am so excited to share how easy it is to make fresh pasta with you!
Farm Fresh Pasta Recipe
2 cups of unbleached flour
3 large eggs
1tsp. salt (optional) I always just put salt in my water when I boil the pasta.
Note: Please use the freshest eggs you can, it makes such a huge difference. There are only two ingredients use the best quality you can get your hands on!
Combine flour and eggs in the food processor, pulse for a minute or so (it will look crumbly) test the dough by pressing a bit of it in your hand if it comes together like pie dough and holds it’s shape, It’s ready to dump out on a floured surface. Knead for a few minutes into a nice ball of dough. You will cut your dough in half and start running it through your machine, it will do part of the kneading for you. Your goal is to get the pasta dough silky and smooth, you will need to fold the dough in half and keep running it thru the machine eight to ten times. The visual of the video comes in real handy here 🙂 You can cut it up by hand, folding it in thirds and slicing dough into strips or you can use the machine cutter attachment.
The first time making pasta we just read the instructions right out of the box and figured it out. So please, don’t feel intimidated with this recipe.
Pasta Made by Hand
You can make pasta by hand, without a machine. Combine flour and salt, make a well in the center of the flour, add the eggs carefully mix together by hand until stiff dough forms, roll into a ball and knead dough. Keep kneading the dough by hand for up to 8-10 min, wrap the ball of dough up in plastic and rest for one hour. After resting the dough (this will help the dough relax and makes the dough more pliable making it easier to work with) roll it out by hand with a rolling pin in a rectangle and fold the dough into thirds and roll again and again until smooth and silky. From there you can cut it into strips.
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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making homemade pasta? What had kept you from doing it?
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Have a great week friends.
– Abby Jo