Homemade Pasta Recipe
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, sifted (plus extra flour for preparing)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tbsps. water
Place eggs, water, flour, and salt in your KitchenAid mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater. Turn to speed 2 and mix for 30 to 60 seconds. Add more water if the dough is too dry, in 1/2 tablespoon increments.
Change out the flat beater for the dough hook. Turn to speed 2 and knead for 2 minutes. Remove the dough and knead by hand for 2 minutes. Let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Cut dough into four pieces before processing with pasta sheet attachment. Take one piece and flatten into a rectangular shape. Add flour to both sides. Be sure to cover the other pieces.
Attach the pasta sheet roller to your stand mixer and set it to #1. Turn on the stand mixer to speed 2 and run the pasta dough through the pasta sheet roller, then fold the dough in half and run it through again.
Adding a little bit of flour on each side of the dough again, change setting to #2 and pass the pasta dough through the sheet roller. Do this twice, then twice each on #3 and #4. If you want thicker dough, don’t do the #4 setting.
Once again, add flour to each side of your long pasta sheet. Change the attachment to your spaghetti or fettuccine cutter and turn on to speed 2. Run the pasta sheet through and with your left hand, hold on to the pasta as it comes through the cutter. It’s usually really long, so be sure to cut it and slowly wind in your hand to create a nest. Dry or freeze your pasta if you’re not using it immediately.
When boiling your pasta, it only needs 3 to 7 minutes to boil.