Making pasta is much easier than you’d imagine. The only thing you really, really need is a pasta machine, because rolling pasta by hand is way too difficult.
Once you know how to make the dough, you can make tagliatelle, tagliolini, lasagne, cannelloni, ravioli, tortelloni….anything really. Not only will you be able to make these things, but what you make will be healthier and more satisfying and more impressive! So what are you waiting for? Buy that pasta machine and get cooking!
What you need (in proportion):
100 grams of flour (00 is the best because it’s the finest ground flour)
a pinch of salt
a strong and patient Boyfriend
When you’re using the machine, always start with the lowest number notch – they usually go from 1 to 12. When on number 1 you can put the dough in, roll, fold, put it in again, roll, fold etc until you like the way it looks. Feel free to add flour to the sides of the pasta so it doesn’t stick to the machine!
Remember that different pasta needs different thicknesses. Tagliatelle for example are best a bit thick, so don’t roll them all the way to the last number. Ravioli have to be a bit thinner, and lasagna too. Check it on internet before you start!