Homemade Pasta Recipe
Making your own fresh pasta is so much easier than you think it is. When I first started out, I was so freaking nervous. I was afraid I was going to mess something up. Lo and behold…it was super easy and SUPER delicious! I did find a basic recipe online, and as always…I adjusted it to my own liking. That’s one of the best parts of cooking…its the whole playing around with recipes…becoming intimate with ingredients, and making it your very own. I hope you enjoy, and hope you get to make your own!
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons salt
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
7 tablespoons very cold water, plus more as needed
Using your KitchenAid Mixer (with dough hook), add flour and salt into mixing bowl. Add in eggs, olive oil, and 8 tablespoons water into flour & salt mixture. Set on slow speed and allow to mix thoroughly.If the dough does not gather and is wet and sticky, process in more flour in small additions. If it is dry and stiff, process in more water, by spoonfuls.Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for about 5 minutes until it's smooth, soft and stretchy. Press it into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before using. For later use, refrigerate for up to a day or freeze it for a month or more. Defrost frozen dough in the refrigerator; return it to room temperature before rolling.Then follow directions in using your KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment. Remember, it's very important to start at the #1 knob on your pasta roller attachment.
I love using this recipe. It’s great for making all types and shapes of pastas & raviolis. One of the most useful tips that I can give you is this: When you are making your flat sheet of pasta through the roller, make sure your guiding the sheet of pasta out with your opposing hand. You want to guide it into the roller and out of the roller. If you don’t, you will get one big mess…and you will be upset and throw your pasta all over the place. Just be gentle with it. Make love to your pasta…it’ll love you back!