Making fresh pasta is easier than you realize, and so much fun!
For most pasta dishes, estimate apx 1 egg=1 serving
3 Whole Eggs & 300g ‘00’ Flour
It is preferred to hand roll your pasta dough, but if you have a pasta machine like the Marcato, don't hesitate to use it. Make sure you have enough space to mix, then roll and store your pasta as you work. (Give us a call if you are interested in purchasing a mattarello to properly roll your pasta dough)
To start: Scrape away apx. 1/3 of the flour to save for later. Place the remaining flour in the middle of your pasta board. With 2 fingers make a well in the center of the flour with a heavy dusting of flour on the table and big enough to fit all the eggs without them running over. Crack the eggs on the table and put them into the hole.
With a fork start scrambling the eggs adding flour a little at a time until it is all combined. If it is too sticky, add a little of the flour that has been set aside, but not all of it yet.
Start kneading the dough with your hands, folding and pressing with your finger tips over and over again .
After about 15 minutes you should have a smooth, soft and elastic dough Make it into a ball, wrap it with film and let it rest for 10/15 minutes.
Hand rolling pasta dough: Unwrap your dough and press into a disc apx. 1/2" thick, then lightly flour each side. Start rolling from the center to the borders, all around, pressing with energy at the beginning in order to flatten & maintain a round shape, being very careful NOT to roll all the way to the end in order to keep the edges of similar thickness. Push rolling pin with your palms, bring back with your fingers.
DO NOT FLIP YOUR PASTA DOUGH, roll and turn clockwise, (or counter clockwise as you prefer), but do not flip the dough.
Keep rolling all around trying to keep it round but be fast as it will start to dry up. You should obtain a sheet 1mm thin.
Start rolling from the center to the borders, all around, pressing with energy at the beginning in order to flatten & maintain a round shape.
Keep rolling all around trying to keep it round but be fast as it will start to dry up. You should obtain a sheet 1mm thin, then cut into your desired shapes.