Friday, June 11, 2010

Basic Egg Pasta

I'm sooooo loving my pasta maker attachment. I think the hubby is too. Not only does he get out of having to help me hand crank the old one, but now he's wanting pasta for every meal. We've noticed that the pasta is much lighter and almost cleaner tasting. I don't know how to describe it, but once you have it you can really tell a difference in store bought and homemade. I thought I would share the basic pasta recipe that was in the book. You can easily add whatever flavors you want or use whole wheat flour. I can't wait to experiment!

Basic Egg Pasta
(Adapted from Kitchen Aid)

4 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place eggs, water, flour and salt in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater. Turn the Speed to 2 and mix 30 seconds.

Exchange flat beater for dough hook. Turn to Speed 2 and knead 2 minutes.

Remove dough from bowl and hand knead for 1 to 2 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and let dough rest for 15 minutes. Divide dough into 4 pieces before processing with Pasta Sheet Roller Attachment.

Flatten each piece slightly.

Set adjustment knob on Pasta Sheet Roller at 1 by pulling the knob straight out and turning to setting 1. Release knob, making certain pin on roller housing engages opening on the back of the knob, allowing the knob to fit flush to the roller housing. Turn mixer to Speed 2 or 4. Feed flattened piece of dough into rollers to knead. Fold dough in half and roll again. Repeat folding process several times, until dough is smooth and pliable and covers the width of the roller. Lightly dust pasta with flour while rolling and cutting to aid in drying and separation.

Move adjustment knob to setting 2. Feed dough through roller to further flatten.

Change to setting 3 and feed dough through rollers again. Continue to increase roller setting until desired dough thickness is reached. Do not fold dough on setting 2 or higher.

Exchange Pasta Sheet Roller for Pasta Cutter attachment. Feed flattened sheets of dough through cutter. Cut Pasta can be cooked immediately or frozen or dried for later use.


  1. I bet it is much better than the dry hard stuff in the boxes!

  2. I've always wanted to make my own pasta. You've inspired me!!!!