My husband got me a pasta maker for Christmas and I’ve been dying to try it out since the moment I unwrapped the box Christmas morning. The first thing we made was fresh fettuccine.
Recipe for 1/2lb of pasta:
1 3/4C Unbleached flour
Mix flour and eggs with a flat paddle in your mixer until dough starts to form. Switch to the dough hook and continue until dough comes together. Add water if needed to help dough form into a ball. Turn dough out onto a floured board and kneed for 3 minutes. Flour more if dough is sticky and kneed for another 3 minutes. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Then it’s time to use the pasta machine!
Roll out the pasta dough to desired “thinness” (I went to the #4 because I like a medium-thick fettuccine).
Put dough through fettuccine cutter.
Flour strands of fettuccine so they don’t stick together while you’re making the whole batch of pasta.
A 1/2lb of pasta will only need about 4 mins to cook. Here it is with homemade meatballs, my favorite sauce, and a little sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.