A basic and easy recipe for homemade pasta dough. With this recipe, you can make lasagne sheets, farfalle, ravioli, tagliatelle, pappardelle and so much more. Making pasta at home is not as hard as it may seem and is so worth the extra effort!
The Best Pasta Thickness To Choose
I very rarely roll my pasta to the very last setting, I find it a little too thin and much harder to work with because it's so delicate.
If I'm making ravioli I roll it out to the third last setting, number 7. For lasagne, tagliatelle or pappardelle I roll it out to the second last setting, number 8.
Egg To Flour Ratio
The general rule is 1 large egg to every 100g (3.5 oz) of 00' flour.
I like to add 1 extra egg yolk to the whole mixture, please note I do not mean an extra egg yolk to every 100g.
As an example to make ravioli for 4-6 people I use 3 large eggs, 300g (10.5oz) 00' flour and 1 egg yolk.
The eggs must be the highest quality free range eggs you can find. In Italy, they have egg specifically for making pasta called 'Pasta Gialla' yellow dough or yellow pasta.
The yolks are bright orange giving the pasta a beautiful yellow colour. Luckily I have found high quality eggs that are free range, delicious and have the perfect yolk to give homemade pasta that perfect colour. Have a search for the best you can find in your area.
the size of the egg matters. If you use small or medium sized eggs you will need less flour. Stick to large eggs for the best results using this recipe.
Extra Tips For Making Homemade Pasta Dough
- Use 00' flour for the best results when making pasta dough from scratch.
- Use the highest quality free range eggs possible.
- Knead the dough for no less than 10 minutes. It should be smooth and elastic in texture. If you're unsure cut the dough in half, if there are tiny air bubbles inside the dough it's ready.
- Make sure to rest the pasta dough for 30 minutes before rolling out.
- Make sure to lightly sprinkle flour on your work surface when rolling out.
- Always sprinkle a little flour on the rollers of your pasta machine to stop it sticking.
Homemade Pasta Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.