We were making homemade pasta together for a photo shoot and when it was through, we had a ton of dough left. Later that day, Praline had some friends over and this is the video of their capers. Don’t forget to grab our recipe for homemade pasta dough below!
Homemade Pasta Dough
- 3 Cups flour (the secret is in the flour – double O or 00 flour is extremely fine and works best for this recipe)
- 4 eggs (farm fresh if at all possible)
- a good pinch of salt
I’ve noticed that in dry regions, less flour and more eggs works best (as above). If you happen to be in a really humid area, try adding a good 1/3 C more flour before you start. That will ensure a dough that’s not too sticky. The easiest way to mix this is in a food processor. That way, all the work is done for you with a machine, although I really like getting my hands into it, as it’s quite the earthy, grounding process. Once it’s well mixed and smooth, let it rest either tightly covered in the fridge or on the covered on the counter for about one hour. Once the dough has rested, you can roll it into thin sheets and cut it into thick pieces with a pizza cutter, or send it through a pasta machine like the one we use in the video. It works spectacularly. Ours is the Al Dente machine by VillaWare, available here. My parents bought it years ago for me for my birthday and it’s extremely sturdy and has held up beautifully.
Try our Lemon Pasta recipe with this pasta. It’s fabulous!