Pasta Dough Recipe

Since the following recipe is not a baking recipe, yet I would like to share it with you, I will post it here.

As we try to live environmentally conscious and healthy, we have decided to produce as much as possible ourselves. This includes pasta, of course. Here I give you my simple and fast made pasta recipe:

Pasta Dough

Ingredients:

Wheat flour type 405 or finer
Eggs size L
pasta machine
possibly hanging device for drying

Preparation:

You need one egg per 100g of flour.
We always use 400g flour with 4 eggs.

Put the flour and the eggs in a bowl and knead until you have a smooth, lumpy dough that does not stick to your hands. If the dough is too sticky just add some more flour. If it is too dry, you can add another egg (maybe a smaller one then).

I always knead the dough with my hands, because I get the best feeling when the dough is really well kneaded.

When you have finished the dough, cut off smaller pieces and flatten and cut them in the pasta machine. Don’t always forget to sprinkle some flour on the flat dough and the work surface to prevent it from sticking in the machine or on the work surface.

Pasta Machine

After you have created your noodles, you can either put them over a hanging bar to dry (I made a kind of hanging device out of the old baby cot bars) or you put them directly into the noodle water.

In my experience you should eat dried noodles either later the same day or within 2 days. We have found out that home-made noodles do not taste good if they are left in a container for more than 2 days.

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