Brothers Green

Homemade Pasta


Pasta Dough

3 cups all purpose flour
5 large eggs
2 teaspoons salt
semolina four for dusting


1.Form the flour into a mound and make a well in the middle. Crack eggs directly into the well and sprinkle with salt. Use a fork to whisk and incorporate eggs into the flour. When dough begins to look like loose rags you can start kneading by hand. Add extra flour to dough, a little at a time, if it becomes too sticky to knead. After kneading a few minutes the dough should be smooth, supple and dry to the touch. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 20-30 minutes at room temperature. You can also store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

2.When ready to make pasta, sprinkle dough all over with semolina flour to prevent dough from sticking. Use a rolling pin or pasta machine to roll dough into 1/8 inch thick sheets. Cut sheets into fettuccine strips, about 1/4 inch wide.

3.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook pasta about 4 minutes. Pasta should be tender but still firm to the touch. Drain and serve with your favorite sauce and veg.