The fundamental requirements that distinguish and characterize a good, tasty and satisfying plate of fresh homemade egg tagliatelle are a right consistency, a pleasant roughness and a perfect cooking. Homemade fresh pasta is not just a food, it is a ritual that has been handed down from generation to generation.
|Preparation Time: 40 min||Resting time:20 min|
|TOTAL TIME: 1 h|
- 4 medium size eggs
- 200 g plain flour
- 200 g semolina
- Pour the eggs in a Kitchen aid bowl, equipped with the dough hook. Add flour and mix until dough just comes together, about 20 seconds.
- Remove the dough and knead by hand for 2 minutes. Let it rest at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes, covered with a towel.
If you don’t have a Kitchen aid
- Pour the flour on a wooden board, make a well in the centre, and break the eggs into it. Using a fork beat the eggs and gradually incorporate the flour from the sides to the centrum until you get a rough dough. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 10-15 min.
- If the dough is too sticky, add some flour on the work surface and knead it. Work the dough until obtaining a silky-smooth ball.
- Cut the dough into 5-6 pieces before processing each piece with a pasta sheet attachment, or with a manual pasta machine.
- Take the first piece of dough, dust it lightly with flour and flatten into a rectangular shape, setting the machine at the widest setting (number 1 – My pasta machine goes from number 1 to number 5). Fold the dough in half and run it through the machine again. We did this three times.
- Set the pasta machine at the narrower setting (number 2) and proceed as before.
- Continue to press the dough until the number 3 setting (which is not the thinner).
- Repeat the same procedure for each piece of dough.
- If the pasta sheets you have obtained are too long, cut each of them in two and dust each side of the pasta sheet with flour.
- Pass the pasta sheet through the tagliatelle setting, holding the pasta with your hand as it comes out of the machine.
- If you don’t have the tagliatelle setting, tightly roll each sheet, from the short end. Cut the cylinder into 1 cm wide strips. Unroll the strips and sprinkle with flour.
- Let the pasta dry on a floured towel or a wooden floured surface for about 30 minutes.