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How to make fresh pasta

Zero, zero or 00 flour (sometimes known as Italian flour) is finely ground flour used for making pasta and pizzas. This dough can be used to make a multitude of different pastas, a few of which are shown in my video.
Prep Time55 mins
Cook Time5 mins
15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1
Calories: 400kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g of zero zero flour
  • water
  • 1 egg

Instructions

How to make fresh pasta

  • Pour the flour out in a mound on your work service.
  • Make a crater like a volcano in the mound and crack in the eggs
  • Slowly mix the flour and egg to form a dough.
  • Knead the dough as shown in the video below, leaving it to stand for 15 minutes, wrapped in cling film, before rolling it out and cutting your pasta shapes.
  • Zero, zero or 00 flour (sometimes known as Italian flour) is made from coarsely ground durum wheat. The same dough is used to make a multitude of pastas, a few of which are shown in the video.

How to cook fresh pasta

  • Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add a drizzle of olive oil (to stop the pasta sticking).
  • Add the pasta, keep the water boiling and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook the pasta until it tastes right.
  • This will usually be about 5 to 7 minutes depending on the shape and thickness. For really fine pasta it maybe just a couple of minutes. Don't rinse the pasta unless you are using it in a salad or keeping it to be used for later.