Love to cook hearty food but don’t know where to start? There is nothing simpler and more gratifying than creating your own unique pasta dishes from home. You can put all the love and care into these dishes so you’ll appreciate them more. The best thing about creating homemade pasta is you don’t need to buy any special machines or waste money on packet pasta either. Learning how to make homemade pasta is easy and, as long as you have some passion, you can’t go wrong.
Starting With the Simple Tasks
First of all, you are going to require a few ingredients such as flour, eggs, milk and olive oil. Once you have gathered your ingredients it’s time to get cooking so start off by cracking two eggs into a bowl and add one teaspoon of olive oil and almost one full tablespoon of milk. Whisk all three ingredients together. Spread the flour onto your worktop and add a pinch of salt into the flour (all-purpose works best here), before carefully adding the milk and egg mixture into the center of the flour which will form a dough ball.do you understand the purpose of a Homemade Pasta? If not, read on to find out more.
Knead and Stand
Next you must look at creating the pasta sheets from the dough ball. It’s important to begin the kneading process now, so that you can create a nice smooth base. Fold the dough in half and press hard with the butt of your hand. Turn the dough every so often so that it’s evenly kneaded. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth; if it starts to get a little sticky, add a pinch more of flour which should help prevent it from sticking to your countertop or hand. Once the dough has been kneaded, you must let it stand so take some cling film and wrap it in that.
Rolling Out the Dough and Making Your Pasta Shapes
The dough may need up to fifteen to twenty minutes of standing time; it needs to be dry but not so much so that it starts to break when you pick it up. Once you’ve allowed sufficient resting time, remove the dough from the cling film and roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Carefully remove the dough from the rolling pin and lay out onto a flat surface such as a chopping board. Now you can cut your pasta shapes. You can be as creative as you like. You can stick to simple pasta strips or opt for more adventurous shell shapes if you like; this is your pasta dish. Also when you have finished cutting the pasta, you must dry it out. You can use a pasta rack here to hang the pasta for a few hours.
Cook and Serve
You’ve made your homemade pasta and now, it’s time to cook and serve. There are a hundred and one amazing Italian pasta dishes to create and if you feel more adventurous you could also create a homemade pasta sauce to accompany your homemade pasta. Boil the pasta until cooked and serve with a delicious sauce. Enjoy and continue making amazing homemade pasta dishes at home.