Making homemade pasta couldn’t be easier! Well, the only thing that could make it easier is a pasta rolling attachment for your mixer, but rolling the dough out by hand works well too. Just a little extra man-power, and you can get the same results.
I love that homemade pasta has only two ingredients, and cooks in under five minutes. Add it to your favorite soup, or pasta sauce and you will be so proud of any dish you make that has homemade pasta!
Serves 4 – 6
- Flour – 2 cups, extra for rolling and cutting
- Eggs – 3
- Salt to taste, or simply add it to the boiling water
By hand, in a bowl, on a counter top, or in a mixer, place the eggs in the center of the mound of flour. Mix and mix until it comes together into a dough. Using extra flour on the counter, keep the dough sprinkled while rolling out the dough. Try to get the dough as thin as 1/8 inch thick.
The pasta dough roller I purchased is for my Kitchen Aid. It is one of the best gadgets I have bought, for about forty bucks. I use it also to roll out Homemade Crackers!
Cut strips of dough as wide or thin as you would like. Keep them dusted with flour. Roll a handful into little bundles until ready to cook.
Keeps in an airtight container for about a week.
When ready to cook, bring about 8 cups of salted water to a boil. Drop pasta in and gently stir. Pull the pasta out after about 4 minutes. Add to soups, sauces, or simply drizzle Olive oil, garlic, and grated cheese. Yum!