Fresh Pasta: Test 1

Fresh pasta always seemed so intimidating but honestly it’s both easy and not that time consuming. More importantly, it’s worth the effort. You can’t get pasta this tender from a box.
Active Time2 hours
Cook Time5 minutes
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Equipment

  • Pasta maker/roller
  • Having the cutter attachment is advisable
  • Standing mixer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • All of the ingredients were combined in the standing mixer and mixed on low using the hook attachment.
  • Once fully incorporated, the mixer was run for another 10 minutes.
  • After kneading, the dough was wrapped tightly in plastic wrap rested in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • The dough was removed from the fridge and divided into 4 equal pieces.
  • Working with one piece at a time and keeping the rest of the dough covered to prevent drying, each piece of dough was coated with some flour and patted down into a disc roughly 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
  • The disc of dough was then run through the biggest setting on the pasta roller, then the setting was reduced by 1 and the process repeated making sure to reapply flour to the dough as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Once the dough was run through the thinnest setting it went through the pasta cutter attachment to produce my fettuccine.
  • My pasta took only 6 minutes to boil but yours may depend on how it was cut. Do keep in mind that fresh pasta cooks much much faster than dried boxed noodle.

Results

This pasta was fantastic! It was way easier than I expected and it was so worth the effort. I think in the future I would like to make a pasta with a bit more bite to it though. This one turned out a bit too delicate for me but that may be due to my years of eating box pasta.

References

Fresh Pasta Dough Recipe

Parent Notebook

Fresh Pasta

Published by

Tali Perlov

I'm a baking addict with a history of messing around in a lab. Science, an intense interest in food and flavor, and creative genes! Thus, Exploratory Kitchen was born! A scientific approach to producing delicious and customizable foods with the aim to understand the ingredients and not just follow the recipe.

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