• Kristin Ervin

Fresh Pasta 101

Updated: Sep 24



I love to make my own pasta, it is such a rewarding feeling. This recipe has been tested with both whole wheat flour and regular all purpose flour. I use a simple hand crack pasta machine and it works wonders. You can make all types of pasta with this.


Ingredients


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp salt

2 whole eggs

5 egg yolks

2 tsp olive oil


Servings: 2-3


Put flour and salt onto a clear countertop and make a well in the middle. Pour eggs, yolks and oil into well.

With a fork mix eggs with the flour.


Mix until it forms a ball. Start kneading dough until elastic consistency is achieved. Wrap dough with cling wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. This is a very important step, you need to let the dough rest.


Once dough has rested slice off small portions at a time leaving remainder wrapped. First press dough down with hands until flat enough to fit through the dough roller. You nay need a little flour to help it through the machine. Start on the lowest setting and continue working your way up. I like to leave the dough a little thick so i stick to the 7 or 8 setting max. Once dough is rolled out, put it through the cutter section of pasta machine. My favourite is the fettuccine.


Ensure you are placing the noodles into a floured dish to ensure they do not stick.


Once the noodles are ready, bring a pot of salted water to boil. Drop noodles into boiling water and cook about 3-5 minutes. Fresh noodles do not take long at all.


Now enjoy! Check out the cook book or my other posts for some awesome sauce ideas!


Note: This also works great with regular AP flour.


Below is the pasta machine I use. I love it!







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