I was recently sent a pasta kit from the folks at Johnsonville. The kit included a pasta machine, a pasta dryer, cheese grater, and meatball former… being a food blogger has great perks! Anyway, I thought I would try making homemade fettuccine. Most recipes online were similar so I just read a few to get the general idea on how to make the pasta. I then searched for some videos to help show me how to use my pasta making machine and thisvideo really helped me.
- 2 cups of flour
- 3 eggs
- Pinch of salt
Place the flour on a clean surface making a mound then form a well in the center. Make sure to keep the walls of the “bowl” of flour even. Crack the eggs into the well of flour then season with a pinch of salt.
After you have finished kneading, cut the ball into 4 even pieces.
Flatten the dough balls in your hand. Prepare your pasta machine on the widest setting, mine was setting 1. If you don’t have a pasta machine, you can roll it as THIN as possible with a rolling pin. Feed the flattened piece of dough into the slot of the pasta machine while turning the handle. Hold the dough in your other hand while it comes out of the machine. Fold the dough in half and repeat the process 6 times to help make the dough extra smooth. Make sure to keep your dough well floured, you don’t want it sticky.
After you have done the 1 setting 6 times, turn the setting to 2. Feed the dough into the slot while gently holding the dough with the other hand when it comes out. Repeat. Turn the setting to 3 and repeat. The dough should go through each setting twice. I stopped my dough at setting 8.
I placed the long piece of thin dough on my floured work surface and cut into half.
I sprinkled flour on each side of both pieces and then I fed each piece through the dough cutter on my machine making sure to catch the falling pasta with my other hand. If you don’t have pasta machine, simply fold the WELL floured pasta then cut into desired size with a sharp knife.
I then placed my pasta on a flour surface to separate each piece before putting it on my pasta drying rack. Repeat the process with the other balls of dough. Let the dough dry for 3-4 hours.
Prepare pasta by boiling water that has been well seasoned with salt over high heat. Once the water is rapidly boiling, place the pasta into the water and cook for 3-5 minutes or until al dente. Drain and toss with your favorite sauce. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net