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Home-made Pasta
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
It's so quick and easy to make your own pasta at home, plus its cheaper too!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Emma Walton
  • 140 grams Italian '00' flour
  • 1 egg whole
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. Create a mound of flour on a clean worktop or simillar surface.
  2. Make a well in the middle and add the egg and egg yolk.
  3. Using your hand, mix the egg, slowly bringing in flour from the sides of the well until all the flour has been incorporated.
  4. Knead the mix and bring into the shape of a ball.
  5. Knead it well until it becomes stiff and harder to knead.
  6. Wrap the dough in cling film and leave to rest in a cool place for 1 hour before using.
  7. To roll out the dough, cut the dough into 2 pieces.
  8. Flatten each piece with a rolling pin to just a few milimetres thick.
  9. Fold the dough in half and feed throgh your pasta machine on its widest setting.
  10. Do this 7 times until you have a uniform long, rectangular strip that has started to become shiny.
  11. Repeat the above steps with the second piece of dough.
  12. Pass the dough through the rollers decreasing the roller setting down a notch each time until you are at the thinnest setting.
  13. You can now choose to leave in sheets for lasagne or ravioli or cut into pasta shapes and noodles.
  14. Cooking the pasta from fresh should take no more than
Recipe Notes

What's Italian '00' flour?

00 flour is a special, super fine flour used for making pasta. But don't worry if you don't have it, regular plain flour will do.

Take a shortcut

If you don't want to get messy you can make the dough in a food processor. Place the flour in a food processor and pulse it. Add the egg and yolk and whizz on a medium setting until the mixture starts to come together into a ball. Then knead as per the isntructions above.