Flour, Egg, Salt, and Oil~ Pasta can be easily made by hands, at home, by self or with others, and have fun to make in different shapes.

I like pasta, it’s a basic form of both the “simplest” and the “most delicate” cuisine in the world.

We’re going to explore 3 things together: (a) the ingredients, (b) 5 simple steps in pasta dough making process, and (c) 5 simple pasta shapes. It’s so easy! I wish you enjoy this video and the recipe! Have fun~

Handmade Pasta|in 5 Simple Shapes|Without Using Pasta Machine|Dough Basics

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item weight cups or spoons weight % to flour
bread flour 300g 2 cups 100%
whole egg 180g 3 eggs 60%
olive oil 27g 1/8 cup 9%
sea salt 2.5g 1/2 tsp 0.8%
reference 1 cup = 250ml 1 tbsp = 15ml 1 tsp = 5ml

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FORM FLOUR WELL

  • put all bread flour on a working surface
  • make a flour well in the center

ADD WET AND DRY INGREDIENTS 

  • crack 3 eggs in the well
  • add oil
  • add salt

MIX ALL TOGETHER

  • use a fork, whisk from the outside to the inside of the well
  • mix all the ingredients
  • stir until it forms a thick paste
  • use a scraper to help mixing

KNEAD THE DOUGH

  • stretch and fold,  knead for 8 minutes or longer until it’s all incorporated, not sticky
  • when the dough become soft, smooth, and elastic, have it covered or wrapped
  • let the dough rest for 30 minutes, and it’s ready to make pasta in any kind of shapes

DIVIDE AND FLATTEN

  • divide the dough into 2 to 4 smaller portions
  • use a rolling pin, flatten the dough, make it as thin as possible, for instance, about one-eight of an inch thin (0.3 cm)
  • sparkle some flour to prevent sticking during the process

DIFFERENT TYPES OF PASTA

  • taglierini (long, flat, and thin shape)
  • tagliatelle (long, flat, and a bit wider shape)
  • farfalle (butterfly shape)
  • fusilli (spiral shape)
  • macaroni (small tubular shape)

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