I can’t believe I haven’t actually posted a pasta recipe before. Maybe because its the easiest thing in the world to make. Home made pasta is so quick and so delicious that I don’t understand why more people don’t make it in this country. From cupboard to plate, including the cleaning its quicker than shop bought as well. Anyway, let’s crack on:
- 1 egg [Fresh, free range organic eggs are of course best. I get mine from a friend of the family who keeps chickens :)]
- 100g ’00’ flour [Normal flour will of course work as well, but get 00 ‘tipo’ flour if you can. It also rocks for making pizza. Its very easy to find in Italian delis and higher end supermarkets].
Thats it – end of ingredients list. Easy, eh? Basically crack the egg into a bowl with the flour, mix with a fork, knead onto a flat surface and roll out with a rolling pin. Forget pasta machines, they’re not worth the faffing around. And you’ll never see a proper Italian Mamma using one of those.
Cut into shaped of your choice and cook in boiling heavily salted water [we didn’t season the pasta, remember] for 3-4 minutes. Serve with any sauce you like!