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How to Make Pasta

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It's easy to learn how to make fresh pasta dough at home. You can roll out a batch of fresh pasta in under an hour. With only two ingredients, who could resist?

At first, making noodles from scratch may seem intimidating. The secret is all in the kneading. Relax, roll up your sleeves, and get ready for light, airy noodles unlike anything you've had from a box. 

Are you ready to learn how to make pasta from scratch?
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Fresh Pasta Dough
Serves 4

Active Prep Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

200 grams of all-purpose flour
2 eggs
extra flour for dusting the work surface

Materials

1 kitchen scale
1 rolling pin
1 cutting board
1 knife
3 bowls (large, medium, small)
1 fork
1 hand-cranked pasta machine, with spaghetti attachment (pictured, Atlas brand)

Step 2: Weigh the Flour

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Set your scale to grams. Place the large mixing bowl on your kitchen scale.

Find the button labeled "ZERO". Wait for the numbers to settle.  Press the ZERO button until the digital display reads "0 g".

Slowly, add all-purpose flour to the mixing bowl until the digital display reads 200 grams. It's okay to give or take up to 5 grams.

Remove the scale.

Step 3: Beat the Eggs

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Crack two eggs into a medium bowl. Beat the eggs until they foam and turn a pale yellow.  If the eggs still have floating white chunks, keep beating with a fork for a minute or two longer. The eggs bind evenly with the flour if they are well mixed.

Step 4: Form a Well

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To form a well in the flour, use the fork to press flour high up against the sides of the mixing bowl. Keep a thin layer of flour on the bottom of the mixing bowl.
shazni1 year ago
Congratulations! well done!
garnishrecipes (author)  shazni1 year ago
Thank you!
bajablue1 year ago
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garnishrecipes (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thank you!!
chefsea1 year ago
Congratulations--well done!
garnishrecipes (author)  chefsea1 year ago
Thank you!!
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a winner in the pasta contest!
garnishrecipes (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thank you!
rbowlin71 year ago
WOW!!!
this video was a joy to watch, my jaw was hitting the floor, who knew it was so totally simple to make my own healthy and tasty pasta, you should win an award for this video,I own about 355 various cookbooks. about 14 or 15 of them being strictly italian recipes
you really brought it together for me
you've got my vote
thanks
tinpie1 year ago
Beautifully done.... the photos are great and the documentation is precise and to the point. I have made pasta many times and finally this shows how much hard work actually goes into it...

rolling out pie tarts is so much easier....LOL


thanks.... well done
Awesome! I tried making pasta before and failed, but I'm going to try again! Do you press it the flattest it goes in the press?
Thanks! I press it to medium (4 on the Atlas) for both spaghetti and fettuccine. For lasagna, I'll go a setting or two thinner if I'm not cooking the noodles first.