There is a clear difference between homemade pasta and the ones purchased in the store. Not to say the ones in the store are substandard, but there is a feeling of satisfaction you derive from making pasta yourself. Homemade pasta is not difficult to make, and its ingredients are not difficult to find.
It will surprise you to know that you only need three ingredients to make pasta. Funnily, the three ingredients might be helplessly wasting in your kitchen cabinet without use. In this review, you will learn how to make pasta yourself. I bet after this, you won’t buy from the store again.
The three basic ingredients needed to make pasta are
The quantity of ingredients you will use depends on the size of the pasta you want to make. Regardless of the size, the process still remains the same. Let’s quickly run you through the process of making homemade pasta.
Mix the flour and salt together. Break some eggs depending on the quantity of pasta you want to make and mix it with the flour and salt.
Grind these three contents well, and it will form a dough. Ensure that the dough is not too hard. If you realize it is too hard, add some water to soften it. Make sure you knead the dough until it is smooth and silk. If you notice any rough parts, continue kneading until all is smooth.
Once you achieved a satiny and smooth doughy, cover it with plastic for about 45 minutes. After about 45 minutes of covering it, open it, and divide it into a smaller portion. Roll each piece into a small flat circle.
Sprinkle flour on your working board, bring out the each dough as you have divided them into a smaller portion. Roll out the dough into a long piece. Roll out all the piece of dough until it gives a more tiny look and feels.
The next thing to do is fold the top and bottom to make the dough more comfortable to cut. Now, you can proceed to cut the dough into various sizes of your preference. After that, leave the dough out to sit properly for a few minutes.
Get a big pot, pour water and salt and place it in fire to boil. Pour the pasta into it and stir to avoid it being clumsy. You are to leave the pasta to cook for only a few minutes as fresh pasta will cook faster than dry ones purchased from stores. Expectedly, the pasta should be ready between 1- 2 minutes of cook.
After 1-2 minutes of cook, bring out the pasta, taste it to ascertain it is done. Once you are certain it is done, bring it out. You can proceed to serve your pasta with any sauce of your choice.