2 modest servings
Who doesn’t love homemade pasta? This simple recipe only requires 3 ingredients: flour, salt, and eggs, ingredients that most of us always keep in our homes. Instead of ordering in from an overpriced Italian joint and eating soggy noodles tonight, try making your own pasta. It’s fresher, it tastes better, and it’s easier on your wallet. Buon appetito!
- 150 grams all purpose flour (about 1 ¼ cups)
- ½ tsp salt
- 100 grams eggs (about 2 large)
1. Combine the flour and salt and place directly on your countertop. Using your fingers, create a well in the flour mound, keeping a layer of flour on the bottom of the well (so that the countertop isn’t exposed; this will help the dough from sticking to the surface).
2. Pour the eggs into the well. Using a fork, gently incorporate a little flour at a time from the mound into the well. Continue to add more flour until most of it is incorporated (you may not need to use it all).
3. Once your dough is generally cohesive and begins to form a wet ball, start to knead it together. Sprinkle as much flour as you need just to be able to handle the dough, being careful not to over-flour it so that it becomes too dry (it much easier to add flour to wet dough than to hydrate dough that’s too dry!). Continue to knead and incorporate more flour as necessary, for about 5 minutes. You’ll know the dough has been sufficiently kneaded when it is smooth and elastic, and has a consistency similar to Play-Doh. When you poke it, it should spring back easily.
4. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. The dough can be rested longer, but note that longer periods in the fridge will cause the dough to oxidize, which changes the color from yellow to gray or brown.