Homemade Pasta Dough

AuthorAlyssa Saltzman
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

There is nothing better than homemade pasta, it seems like a daunting task, but it is much more simple than it seems.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients
 4 eggs
 2 cups all purpose or semolina flour

Dough Directions
1

Place the flour on a work surface, creating a small mound with a crater in the middle

2

Break the eggs into the center of this crater

3

Using a fork, break the yolks, begin to beat the eggs gently

4

With the fork, gradually pull in some flour from the inner rim of the crater, mixing continuously, the flour and eggs

5

Support the outside of the crater with your other hand to keep the crater intact so that the egg mixture doesn't escape from the inside of the crater

6

Continue pulling flour into the center of the crater until the dough begins to come together

7

With your hands, begin kneading the dough, incorporating the remainder of the flour. If dough is still sticky, dust the work surface with additional flour and continue kneading

8

Continue kneading until the ball of dough is smooth and elastic.

9

Cover dough with a clean towel and let it rest at least 30 minutes

Rolling Pin Method
10

Dust the work surface with flour

11

Cut the dough ball in half

12

Flatten the dough

13

To roll dough, start in the center of the flattened dough and push outward with the rolling pin. Lift the dough off the rolling surface and give it a quarter turn and repeat. Continue this rotation until you have a round-ish shaped, thin sheet of dough

14

Dust the dough and surface as necessary to prevent it from sticking to the rolling pin and the rolling surface.

15

At this point, you can cut the sheet of dough into desired shapes

Pasta Machine Method
16

Cut the dough ball into eights

17

Flatten each piece with your hands

18

Start with the highest setting on the machine and roll each piece of dough through.

19

Reduce setting and repeat, until you have the desired thickness

20

Dust dough with flour as necessary to avoid sticking to machine rollers

21

At this point, you can cut the sheets of dough into desired shape

Ingredients

Ingredients
 4 eggs
 2 cups all purpose or semolina flour

Directions

Dough Directions
1

Place the flour on a work surface, creating a small mound with a crater in the middle

2

Break the eggs into the center of this crater

3

Using a fork, break the yolks, begin to beat the eggs gently

4

With the fork, gradually pull in some flour from the inner rim of the crater, mixing continuously, the flour and eggs

5

Support the outside of the crater with your other hand to keep the crater intact so that the egg mixture doesn't escape from the inside of the crater

6

Continue pulling flour into the center of the crater until the dough begins to come together

7

With your hands, begin kneading the dough, incorporating the remainder of the flour. If dough is still sticky, dust the work surface with additional flour and continue kneading

8

Continue kneading until the ball of dough is smooth and elastic.

9

Cover dough with a clean towel and let it rest at least 30 minutes

Rolling Pin Method
10

Dust the work surface with flour

11

Cut the dough ball in half

12

Flatten the dough

13

To roll dough, start in the center of the flattened dough and push outward with the rolling pin. Lift the dough off the rolling surface and give it a quarter turn and repeat. Continue this rotation until you have a round-ish shaped, thin sheet of dough

14

Dust the dough and surface as necessary to prevent it from sticking to the rolling pin and the rolling surface.

15

At this point, you can cut the sheet of dough into desired shapes

Pasta Machine Method
16

Cut the dough ball into eights

17

Flatten each piece with your hands

18

Start with the highest setting on the machine and roll each piece of dough through.

19

Reduce setting and repeat, until you have the desired thickness

20

Dust dough with flour as necessary to avoid sticking to machine rollers

21

At this point, you can cut the sheets of dough into desired shape

Homemade Pasta Dough