Pasta is always a great, easy dinner. Sure you can buy some great “fresh” pasta from your supermarket. But why, when it’s so easy and cheap to make pasta dough yourself in a standard food mixer? It’s even easier if you have a Kitchen Aid with a pasta attachment!
Fresh is always best!
- 3 1/2 cups 00 flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- Place the flour, egg and salt into a mixing bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater attachment first. Place onto a low speed for about 60 seconds. Then in 1/2 tablespoon increments add water. You want the dough to come together but not to be wet.
- Change the flat beater to a dough hook and on a low speed let it knead for 2 minutes. Then place it onto a lightly floured bench and knead by hand for 2 more minutes. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20-30 minutes. Then divide the pasta dough into 4 portions and put through a pasta roller to make sheets of pasta perfect for lasagne, or you could then put the sheets through a spaghetti attachment to have with your bolognese sauce!
- After rolling out your pasta dough, be sure to use flour or semolina to keep them from sticking together. Have a big pot of boiling salted water handy and place the pasta into the pot and cook until tender, anywhere between 3-6 minutes. Drain and drizzle with olive oil to avoid pasta sticking.