Simple pasta dough.
Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Create delicious Italian pasta with this easy recipe.
"Making good pasta is so much easier than making bad stuff. It actually takes quite an effort to make poor linguine pomodora." - Anthony Bourdain, Chef
Anthony Bourdain was absolutely right in what he said. Messing up pasta is really hard. With a little experience you can get the perfect consistency of the dough, and if you feel it's too wet or too dry, you can always fix it by adding a little more flour or water. But let's start at the beginning...
What you'll need for 4 people
(3 people if you love pasta as much as we do)
- 300g flour, typo 00
- 3 eggs
- pinch of salt
Yes, this is really all you need to start making your pasta dough right away, because who doesn't have flour and eggs at home?
Mix flour, eggs and salt together and knead, knead, knead. I start by mixing the eggs with just a little flour and then slowly add more and more until I feel that I have the right consistency. The dough should be really smooth and elastic, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes of thorough kneading. (You could also use a pasta machine to knead your dough, but this way you can't really feel when you have the right consistency... so don't do it ;) ).
When it comes to shaping your pasta, you can try all kinds of shapes. Maybe start with the easy ones like linguine and then work your way up to farfalle and penne and tortellini and and and and... Pasta e basta!