Homemade Pasta: Tips For Perfect Dough


Welcome to the world of homemade pasta! Follow these tips for perfect dough every time.


Start with high-quality ingredients. Use semolina flour for a chewier texture and eggs for a richer flavor.


Measure your ingredients carefully. Too much flour can result in a tough dough, while too little can make it sticky.


Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes. This helps develop the gluten and creates a smooth, elastic texture.


Let the dough rest for 30 minutes before rolling it out. This allows the gluten to relax and makes it easier to work with.


Roll the dough out in small batches, keeping the rest covered to prevent it from drying out.


For long, thin pasta like spaghetti, use a pasta machine to achieve the perfect thickness.


For shapes like ravioli or tortellini, use a rolling pin and cut out the shapes with a cookie cutter.


Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Fresh pasta cooks much faster than dried.


Toss your homemade pasta with your favorite sauce and enjoy the delicious taste of homemade perfection. Buon appetito!