Basic Home-Made Pasta

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By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1993

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This basic home-made pasta dough (Pasta Fatta in Casa) is inexpensive and suitable for a wide range of purposes. As it is easy to handle and dries quickly, it is particularly suitable for ravioli.


  • 500g/11 b 2oz plain white wheat flour
  • 5


Mise en Place

Sift the flour and put it into the processor. Add the eggs and process until it just starts to form into a ball.

Shake a little flour on a work surface and knead the ball of dough by hand for 5 minutes or so until it is smooth and elastic, adding a little more flour if it sticks. Try kneading it 100 times - experience shows this takes 8 minutes and is very good e