Total time: 45 Minutes
We break down how to make homemade pasta from scratch. Pappardelle is the shape of the pasta, similar to tagliatelle. Enjoy!
- 4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of Semolina flour
- 6 large eggs or 8 small eggs
- Teaspoon of salt
- Keep some flour with you to flour the pasta as you go if it gets too sticky
- Roma 4-pc. Traditional Pasta Machine
- or a rolling pin
- Large bowl
- Pizza cutter or knife
The Process: (45 Minutes)
Mixing the Ingredients:
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and stir until it forms a ball shape.
- Once it has some shape take it out of the bowl and put it on a floured surface and kneed the ball of dough into the shape of a loaf of bread.
- Once you have the shape of a solid loaf let the dough rest uncovered for a half hour.
Cutting and flattening:
- After a half hour cut the dough in pieces of about 50g or 1 1/2 Ounces.
- Use your fingers on the cut piece of dough to make it flattened a bit.
- Now using a pasta machine (or roller) place each small flattened piece of dough and put it through the machine on, level 3, and crank it until it comes out flattened. Once it is out fold it onto itself.
- Repeat the previous step two additional times (thats 3 times total) If the dough needs flour during these steps add some. Do NOT fold the flattened dough after the third time through.
- Let the dough rest for a few minutes. Go grab some water, rehydrate.
Final Flattening and cutting:
- Set the machine to level 5 and pass through one time.
- The dough should be quite long now. Go ahead and cut the dough in half.
- Pass the dough through Level number 6.
- Almost there! Fold the layer a few times until it is about 6 or seven inches long and cut the pasta using the tagliatella setting on the pasta machine to cut it for you. This is done simply by feeding it through the machine again on that setting.
- If you don’t have a machine or that setting simply use a knife or pizza cutter to cut through the dough. You’ve almost got your pasta!
- All you need to do now is slide a knife through the area inside the individual cut dough.
- Pick up the knife and shake it until the pasta falls off the knife onto the table like this.
- Once you’ve repeated the step to all of your dough simply spread out the pasta on a large table and let it dry overnight for about 10-12 hours.
- Congratulations you’ve just made pasta from scratch! Go wash your hands and then give yourself a pat on the back.
Storing the pasta:
You can cook the pasta within 24 hours or put the pasta in a large tupperware bin and put it in the freezer and use it whenever you want.