Basic Pasta Recipe | How To Make Pasta From Scratch

serves 4

Wonderfully versatile and fantastically delicious, pasta has become a staple in most of our homes. And making your own doesn’t only result in a superior flavour, but means you have full control over the quality of the ingredients used and, most importantly, you can have fun making it too! It’s a great activity on a rainy day and you can get the kids involved too.

Ingredients

  • 300g strong white flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place the flour in a food processor and pulse briefly. Add the eggs and olive oil and process for 2-4 minutes until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Place the mixture on a lightly floured worktop and knead for 1 minute ─ it should be quite stiff and hard to knead. Wrap well in cling film and leave to rest in a cool place for 1 hour.
  3. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and use a rolling pin to roll each one out to about 5mm thick. Set your pasta machine to its widest setting then fold one piece of the rolled pasta in half and pass it through the machine. Refold and pass through 7 times on the same setting until you have a rectangular shape about 8 x 18cm. Repeat with the other piece of rolled pasta.
  4. To roll the pasta ready for use, continue to pass each piece through your machine, decreasing the setting each time until the required thickness is reached.

Once you’ve got your basic pasta sheets ready, the possibilities are endless. From lasagne and cannelloni to spaghetti, ravioli and tagliatelle, we have all the tools you need to make your perfect pasta.

You’ll find lots of delicious recipes on our blog to try, as well as hints and tips on how to make different type of pasta along with the best tools for the job.