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There’s nothing wrong with store-bought pasta. However, when you taste freshly made noodles, you’ll definitely notice a difference. It’s more tender and holds a signature bite.
While it feels like a luxurious yet tedious chore, making your own pasta isn’t as hard as you may think. You don’t even need a fancy pasta machine. Here’s how to make pasta at home from scratch:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pour two cups of flour on a clean, flat surface and create a round well in the center.
Crack three eggs in the center of the well. Then, add salt and olive oil. Whisk the eggs, salt and olive oil with a fork.
Gradually stir in the flour until all is combined. Then, use your hands to knead the dough into a ball for 10 minutes.
Once you’ve formed a ball, cover it in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Use a rolling pin to roll dough flat — try to get it as thin as possible.
Cut ends of dough to form a rectangle shape, then roll dough into an even log.
Then, starting at one end, slice the log to form noodles using a pizza cutter, knife or pasta cutter.
To cook, boil your pasta until it’s tender. (Note: It will take less time than dried pasta.) Then, prepare it however you’d like and enjoy.
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