In this blog I just want to share my love for the pasta machine. We all know that it is very easy to make a pasta recipe and use dried pasta, but making your own with a pasta machine is just SO MUCH fun!! You can already buy a nice pasta machine from 50 euros or more. So, to make spaghetti, tagliatelle, lasagna layers or ravioli, use this recipe!
400 g. of flower, 4 eggs, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until all of them cohere nicely. Then, get the dough out of the bowl and knead it until it is smooth. Fold the dough in a kitchen towel en leave it to rest for 30 minutes. After the dough is made ready, take 1/4 and start to roll it with a rolling pin. When the part is nicely flat, put it through the pasta machine, and see how it comes out!
If you want to make spaghetti or lasagna layers, it is okay to leave the pasta between kitchen foil to dry for a while. However, when you want to make ravioli, remember that you can not leave the ravioli layers for too long! They will eventually dry out and when you want to put the sauce in and fold them together, the dough will not stick. This is what happened to my pumpkin ravioli recipe idea… I did make a nice tagliatelle from the dried out ravioli layers though 🙂