In the weekend and during the school holidays the most loved activity I made with my children is cooking together. It is always a satisfaction to prepare a meal from scratch with simple ingredients, a great fun to cook together, and a joy for the kids to share a meal prepared with their own hands.
I enjoy making fresh homemade pasta with my boy and girl simply using egg and flour, and then making ravioli or tortellini or tagliatelle with it.
Today I share my fresh egg pasta recipe and how to use it to make tagliatelle.
Homemade egg pasta used for one of the best known and tastiest pasta shapes in Italian cuisine, tagliatelle
- 4 eggs
- 200 g of plain flour (type 00)
- 200 g durum wheat semolina flour
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- pasta machine
- wooden board
- rolling pin
Place the flour on a board. Make a well in the centre (step 1).
Crack the eggs into it (step 2).
Beat the eggs with a fork until smooth (step 3).
Add the oil (step 4). Keep mixing with a fork.
Using the tips of your fingers, mix the eggs with the flour, incorporating a little at a time (step 5).
Knead for at least 10 minutes until our pasta dough will be a smooth and silky ball (step 6).
Wrap it in cling film (step 7) and let it rest at room temperature for at least half an hour before using it.
Dust your work surface with flour, take a piece of pasta dough and make it flat with a rolling pin (step 8).
Set the pasta machine at its widest setting, and pass the piece of pasta dough through the flat rollers (step 9). Repeat this process.
Roll the pasta dough through all the setting on the pasta machine, from the widest to around the narrowest by gradually adjusting the regulating knob. For making tagliatelle I stop at number 5 (step 10).
Attach the cutter accessory to the pasta machine. Insert each pasta sheet on the tagliatelle cutter (step 11).
Make a loose nest with each batch of tagliatelle coming out of the pasta machine (step 12).
Tagliatelle are ready to be cooked!
- To cook the tagliatelle bring some water to the boil with a good pinch of salt. Drop the tagliatelle into the water and cook for 4-5 minutes.
- We used a pasta machine to roll out our pasta, but you can do it by hand just using a long rolling pin! You will obtain a large sheet of pasta.
- To make tagliatelle without the pasta machine, roll up your large sheet of pasta and then use a knife to cut it into individual noodles of about 7 mm.
- It is possible to freeze tagliatelle nests and cook them straight from frozen.
- If you have pasta sheets leftovers, you can use it for making “maltagliati”, romboids perfect for soups!
- This recipe is enough for 4 people.
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- If I have 3 nests of tagliatelle, how many more to have 10 (or 20)?
- If I have 10 ribbons of tagliatelle from one pasta sheet, how many I will have from 8 (5, 3, 9…) pasta sheets?
- If I need 400g of flour for 4 people, how much flour do I need for 8 people? For 2 people?
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