You don't need fancy equipment to make homemade pasta. This recipe is made completely by hand!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (372 grams)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt (4 grams)
- 2-3 tablespoons water
In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Dump out onto a clean surface into a mound and create a large well in the middle. Put the eggs and water into the well. Using a fork, slowly start stirring the edges of the flour into the eggs. Continue to stir the flour together with the eggs until a dough begins to form and you can gather it into a ball, using your hands if necessary.
After the dough is shaped into a ball, cut it into 4 equal pieces. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for one hour.
Working with each piece separately, roll out on a floured surface until very thin. You want the dough to be as thin as possible, almost so that you can see through it. Use additional flour and a bench scraper to ensure the dough doesn’t stick to the surface.
Cut the dough into ¼ inch strips. Using floured hands, gather strips of pasta into a nest and let rest for about 20 minutes to dry out. Cook in salted boiling water for 4-5 minutes. Serve as desired.
Recipe adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook.
Calories: 404kcal, Carbohydrates: 72g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 646mg, Potassium: 161mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 238IU, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 5mg