One of my absolute favorite dishes has to be homemade spaghetti with a chunky meat sauce. My mother has the best recipe that I have adapted and use countless times to feed my family, week by week.
We love pasta so much ... so, I knew it was time to teach myself how to make it. Not only is it super cheap to make pasta from scratch, but I get to save $3 because I no longer have to purchase pasta noodles at the grocery store.
While we are still in quarantine and staying away from large crowds, what better time to learn a timeless skill of pasta making. Don't fret, this recipe DOES NOT INCLUDE A PASTA MACHINE. Just a stand mixer, pizza cutter and a little elbow grease.
Want to learn how to make homemade pasta?
Then let's get into this easy recipe below:
- 3 1/2 cups of AP flour (please make sure to sift)
- 1/2 sea salt (or pink Himilayan)
- 4 large eggs (well-beaten)
- 2 TBPS of water
1. To start, we are going to use a mixer to make this dough making process easy. In your mixing bowl, add sifted flour, sea salt, eggs and water. I will be using my Kitchen Aid mixer, so start with the flat beater attachment to mix all of the ingredients. Turn on speed 2 and mix for 1 minute. If your dough is crumbly and dry, add more water in 1 tablespoon increments until your dough comes together in a ball.
2. Remove the flat beater and replace with your dough hook and knead the dough on speed two for 2 minutes. After the two minute mark, take out the dough and knead by hand for another 2 minutes. After kneading it completely, allow your dough to sit for 30 minutes.
3. Now, here is where the real work begins. Take out the dough and sprinkle both sides along with your rolling pin with flour.
4. Roll out the ball of dough into one thin (or thick) even layer. Take your pizza cutter and a straight edge (I freehanded the cutting) and cut your noodles. Once you have cut all of your noodles, take scraps and roll them into a ball. Repeat steps 3-4.
5. If you plan to cook your noodles, please do so immediately. Boil salted water in a pot and cook noodles for 30-40 seconds. Drain noodles in a colander and rinse with cool water to stop them from cooking. Top with your favorite sauce! If you would like to eat your noodles fresh, another time, twirl fresh pasta by grabbing a handful of pasta in the middle and twisting your wrist either left or right to create a little bundle of pasta (check out the image below):
You can freezer bundles by gently wrapping each bundle in a piece of foil or plastic wrap and store 3-4 wrapped pasta bundles in a gallon ziplock. Store bundles flat and freeze. Can last 2-3 months in the freezer.
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