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400g type 0 pasta flour

4 large eggs

A little flour for the worksurface

 

How to mak your own pasta

preparation 5 mins • you cook for 6 mins •

Makes 6 portions

Watch a 30 second preview of my cook-along video below

 

Making your own pasta is really simple and great fun. You can make whatever shapes you fancy, from the thicker strands of pappardelle, to lasagne sheets or ravioli. In this video I show you how to make and knead the pasta. I use 400g of type 0 flour and 4 large eggs. This will give you about 600g enough for 6 individual portions. To make more, for every additional 100g flour, add another large egg. It's worth making a lot as it's easier to knead and also freezes very well..

Food processor

Clingfilm or food bag

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Before you start, have the ingredients out and your blender plugged in. Now click here!

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This is so so simple. Add the flour, eggs and a pinch of salt into your food processor then blend until the mix turns into one big blob in your blender.

Lightly flour your work surface then empty the contents of the blender onto the surface. All you need to do is knead this now for about 5 or 6 minutes.

Pushing and pulling the pasta apart, pushing with one hand, pulling with the other as in the second photo on the right. Fold the dough back together and repeat the process for about 5 minutes. If you find the pasta is sticking, then add more flour to your surface. After 5 minutes or so, the dough should be a lot stretchier and not breaking up as much. It shouldn't be sticky by now either and should have a nice matte finish. If you're not quite there after 5 mins, give it another couple of minutes, it really will be worth the effort.

All that's left to do is wrap the dough tightly in a food bag/clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

I hope that you enjoy it.

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