Today I decided to make some fresh pasta from scratch.Actually, I store plenty of dry pasta from different shape and type in my pantry .I think I need the mood or creativity if I decided to make or cook something special or different for the day..I was searching online for fresh pasta recipe and end up with the recipe from Mario Batali from Food Network.I adapted the recipe slightly due to some ingredients I don't have at home.Check out Mario Batali recipe HERE!! Making pasta from scratch is really simple and easy.With pasta machine at home,it's also make my life easier..Even though my pasta machine is a manual type machine (roll my hand) but it's still handy and it's save time for me from rolling and cutting the dough into the shape of pasta..
3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour ( I used all purpose flour)
4 extra-large eggs (I used 5 large eggs)
1:Mound the flour in the center of a large wooden cutting board. (I used mixing bowl) Make a well in the middle of the flour, add the eggs. Using a fork, beat together the eggs and begin to incorporate the flour starting with the inner rim of the well. As you incorporate the eggs, keep pushing the flour up to retain the well shape (do not worry if it looks messy). The dough will come together in a shaggy mass when about half of the flour is incorporated.
2:Start kneading the dough with both hands, primarily using the palms of your hands. Add more flour, in 1/2-cup increments, if the dough is too sticky. Once the dough is a cohesive mass, remove the dough from the board and scrape up any left over dry bits. Lightly flour the board and continue kneading for 3 more minutes. The dough should be elastic and a little sticky. Continue to knead for another 3 minutes, remembering to dust your board with flour when necessary. (I dust with semolina flour)
Note: Do not skip the kneading or resting portion of this recipe, they are essential for a light pasta.
manual pasta machine,rolling out the dough