Pasta

Fresh Pasta Dough

Making fresh pasta sounds daunting, doesn’t it?

Trust me, once you see how easy it is to make this dough and once you TASTE fresh pasta, you’ll never want to open a box of dried pasta again!

Here’s the basic recipe that has endless “pastabilities”!

Mound 3 cups of flour onto a clean counter or board

Make a well and add in the first of the 5 eggs

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Gently mix with a fork until the egg is scrambled

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Continue adding in the eggs, one at a time, and start to incorporate more and more of the flour each time

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The well will gradually get bigger

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It’s ok if you have a blowout… just push the flour back up and continue to mix.

At this point, I generally switch to a metal scraper to speed up the process a bit

Scoop up the flour from the sides of the mound and cover the egg well

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It’s a little messy, but the more you incorporate the two ingredients, the more it starts to resemble dough

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Once the egg is mixed in, pick up the dough ball and start kneading

If the dough feels sticky, sprinkle with some flour

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Push the dough away from you, and then fold back towards you

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Push away, fold back, push away, fold back…

This will take about 10 minutes to fully incorporate the ingredients

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At any point, if the dough is sticking to either your hands or the counter, just add more flour

Once the dough comes together and feels elastic and only a bit sticky, you’re done kneading

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 Form into a nice little dough ball, wrap in plastic wrap

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Let the dough rest for 30 minutes (that was exhausting!) if you are using right away

If not, refrigerate until 30 minutes before use and let sit out on the counter to get to room temperature

And there you have it!  The beginning to a delicious homemade fresh pasta recipe!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Fresh Pasta Dough

  • Servings: 1 pound pasta
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

3 cups four + 1/2 cup additional

5 large eggs

Directions

Mound 3 cups of flour onto a clean counter or board; make a well and add in the first of the 5 eggs; gently mix with a fork until the egg is scrambled

Continue adding in the eggs, one at a time, and start to incorporate more and more of the flour each time

Once the egg is mixed in, pick up the dough ball and start kneading; sprinkle with some flour if the dough feels sticky

Knead for 10 minutes by pushing the dough away from you, and then folding back towards you; once the dough comes together and feels elastic and only a bit sticky, you’re done kneading

Form into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes

3 comments on “Fresh Pasta Dough

  1. Great!! Fantastico!! 😉 You’ve found it out! That homemade pasta is quite simple and so delicious! Hope I am soon again here on WordPress with my new domain! Have a good start into the new week!

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