How to Make Pasta

Preparation info

  • 6-8

    generous servings.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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This recipe may be made by hand or in a food processor.It makes enough for


  • 75 g/3 oz/¾ cup wholewheat flour
  • 100 g/4 oz/1 cup white unbleached flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs


    Sieve the flours and salt into a mound on a clean, dry board and make a well in the centre. Crack in the eggs and mix with a fork, using your free hand to prevent the flour going everywhere. When the eggs have absorbed as much flour as possible, sprinkle with a little water if necessary and knead the dough for 5 minutes. It will be sticky and elastic. Wrap the dough in a damp cloth and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into two pieces and roll out as thinly as possible on a floured surface.