Homemade Pasta- The Girl in the Apron- Lizzy McAvoy
Note from The Girl in the Apron:
My Mother would tell stories about her Grandmother drying homemade pasta on the kitchen counter on newspaper when she was a little girl. I remember making homemade pasta with my Grandpa at his kitchen table. So all to say, we’re all about carb-y Italian goodness at our house. I bought my first hand crank pasta maker when I was about 13. I was taught to make pasta the traditional way on the table top; but since the Girl in the Apron is all about quick and easy, we’ll be making it in the mixer. It’s made with low cost ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.The only specialty kitchen tool you’ll need in a pasta maker but I’ve put some great options below. Beware, once you’ve had homemade pasta: you’ll be addicted. Now with that being said, here’s how you do it.
5 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
Here’s How You Do It:
In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, add flour. Turn mixer on low speed with flour to remove any clumps.
Whisk eggs. Add olive oil to eggs and mix together.
With the mixer still on low, slowly add in egg mixture in small increments. Increase the speed to medium. The dough will begin to pull away from the side of the bowl. If the dough seems dry and notice it not coming together to form a ball, add 1-2 Tablespoons of water. A little water goes a long way, so be careful not to add too much.
Once the dough is completely combined place it on a flat floured surface. Begin to knead the dough for 5 minutes, continuing to flour if needed to prevent sticking.
Leave on the counter for up to an hour covered or use it immediately. Using a pasta maker, proceed with rolling out and cutting pasta. Buon appetito!
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