Learn How to Make Fresh Egg Pasta! It isn’t difficult to make at home! I’ve been making my own for years and it’s really not a chore. It’s as easy as mixing egg and flour for heaven’s sake! Sure, there are purists out there who I’m sure like to create the illusion that there’s some unfathomable techniques at play – but in reality – if you want to make pasta using your own hands, that is totally delicious and edible it’s not a scary situation!

There are plenty of recipes for ‘the greatest pasta ever’ etc. But mine follows a simple recipe adapted from all the lovely Instagram nonnas at @pastagrannies – if it’s good enough for the nonnas then who am I to argue!?

The magic ratio for fresh egg pasta

For every 4 oz/110g of flour I use 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk.

This will make a lovely smooth pasta with a rich, silky texture from the egg yolks. 4oz/110g will serve 2 people a nice portion of fresh pasta. The recipe shown is using this amount.

Get the tech

Now, you will need some technology here to help you roll out the pasta. I’m not such a purist that I’m going to have you roll it out by hand with a traditional matarello (rolling pin) – so I’m going to require you purchase a pasta rolling machine. Manual is perfectly fine and great fun – especially for kids! There are some great electric rollers too. Oh, and if you own a Kitchen Aid Mixer, you can buy a pasta rolling attachment. I’ve included some great options to purchase at Amazon (including the machine I use) here.

Once you learn how to make fresh egg pasta – the doors are open to a delicious array of creations like Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle or Spaghetti Amatriciana that will feel even more special with the unique texture of home made pasta.

how to make fresh egg pasta
How to make fresh egg pasta
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course:Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine:Italian
Keyword:Pasta
Servings: 2
Calories: 281kcal

Ingredients

  • 120 g '00' flour
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

1. Choosing the right flour

  • If you want the best textured pasta, use 'Tipo 00' - it's a flour that's been milled twice to make give it a more refined texture. This is what makes it best for pasta. You can of course use plain/all-purpose flour.
    how to make fresh egg pasta

2. Whisk

  • Tip the flour onto a board or large bowl and make a well in the centre. Break your egg into the centre and then add your egg yolk. Using a fork, start to whisk the eggs. Gradually the flour will begin to mix with the eggs and thicken.
    How to make fresh egg pasta

3. Bring Together

  • Once the egg becomes too stiff to whisk, use your hands to bring the mixture together into a soft dough. If the dough feels too wet, add a little flour. If it's too dry, add a tablespoon of water. It should come together into something that doesn't stick to the board or your hands.
    How to make fresh egg pasta

4. Knead

  • Knead the pasta using your hands, for a good 10 minutes to create a smooth texture.
    How to make fresh egg pasta

5. Cover & Rest

  • Roll the dough into a ball and cover with a small bowl and rest for 30 minutes.
    How to make fresh egg pasta

6. Roll & Shape

  • Cut the dough in half and then, using your pasta machine roll the pasta through on the largest setting. Fold it into three then repeat the process a couple of times. Now roll the sheet through the machine, reducing the roller width each time until you reach the desired thickness - the pasta sheet will grow longer and longer. Don't drop it. My machine has 9 roller widths and I usually stop at 7 or 8. This gives a decent thickness of pasta that won't fall apart in the pan.
    Your machine will most likely have two extra rollers - one to cut fettuccini/tagliatelle and another for spaghetti. To make these, just attach the roller you'd like and feed the pasta through. When you're done - dust the pasta with plenty of flour and separate each strand, then cover with a tea towel until you're ready to use.
    You can also hang the pasta to dry - It'll stay good for around 90 minutes. If you're in a humid environment or the kitchen is hot check regularly to ensure it's not sticking. Add more flour if it is.
    When you're ready to eat - cook in plenty of generously salted water for 1-3 minutes.
    How to make fresh egg pasta

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to make fresh egg pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 238IU5%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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