Pasta Dough Recipe

I love making pasta from scratch. The first few times, it was hit and miss as I don’t think I had the ingredients right. However, after the fourth or fifth time, it got a lot easier. Practice makes perfect. You definitely need a pasta roller machine which makes it a lot easier! Semolina flour is really useful for preventing the pasta from sticking to itself. Using a mixer with a dough hook also saves you kneading the dough.

The recipe I follow is from Jamie Oliver, he explains his Italian pasta dough recipe a lot better than I do here, most of the recipes I’ve googled are pretty much similar. But the below works for me as a quick reminder of how to put this together.

The below recipe is enough to make enough pasta to serve 4 – 6 people.




Ingredients:

  • 600 Grams of Strong or Tipo Flour
  • 6 eggs
  • Semolina flour for dusting

Method:

  1. Whisk the eggs
  2. Sieve the flour
  3. Combine the flour and eggs in a mixer and mix until it combines into a dough like texture. Or do it manually:
    1. Make a well and mix the eggs into it
    2. Mix together until it combines
    3. Knead the dough
  4. Wrap in cling film and put in fridge for 30 minutes
  5. Cut into small lumps and put through the pasta machine
  6. Roll out thin strips and then adjust the attachment to cut the strips of pasta
  7. Dust with semolina flour to prevent it from sticking to itself
  8. To cook, boil a pot of water and add olive oil and salt
  9. Add pasta and wait for it to boil
  10. Turn off the heat and let the pasta cook, stir occasionally
  11. Check pasta until you get the consistency you want (Some people like al-dente, others like it soft or mushy)
pasta dough recipe

Enjoy my pasta dough recipe

** I’ll come back to this recipe when I make pasta again. I’ll take photos the next time!




Have you tried this recipe or do you have any suggestions or tips to improve it? Please leave a comment