If you didn’t know I’m half Italian and like all the italians I love pasta, I cook pasta and I talk about pasta. My grandma (nonna) taught me how to make homemade pasta when I was like 5 or 6 years old. It’s a big thing in Italy to know the basic recipes.
This is how my nonna makes homemade fresh pasta (Tagliatelle). Everybody does it differently in Italy and this is one of the versions. I’ve put grams but she never use a scale!
- 10 eggs
- 1 kg of plain white flour
- 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- a pinch of salt
– Place the flour on a marble or wooden top. Make a hole in the middle (do it quite big so that the fountain doesn’t break) ad break the eggs in it. Beat the eggs with a fork, add a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a pinch of salt and work the dough with your hands. If it’s too floury put your hands under warm water and work the dough. When you think is done let it rest in the fridge for 20/30 minutes (in cling film!).
Work it with your hand again for 5 minutes. If you don’t have a Pasta Machine use the rolling pin to achieve the thickness you’d like your tagliatelle be and then use a knife to cut them. If you have a Pasta Machine you’re lucky and you’ll be faster then the other ones! Let the tagliatelle rest for 15 minutes and then if you do not need all the Pasta you made you can put it in the freezer!!
Enjoy and most of all have fun!