Well I was bored this morning and I decided to try making my own pasta! I wanted to prepare a Giant Ravioli stuffed with awesomeness so I just followed a simple pasta-making recipe online and rolled out a few big, flat pieces of pasta dough 🙂
A few minutes before…
It’s fun making your own pasta from scratch, but it’s tiring too. This was the first time I was drenched in sweat since completing my army conscription 2 months ago :O Yeah so in conclusion, it is NOT worth it to make your own pasta, unless for some reason dried pasta gets banned in Singapore. Or if you want to make cool pasta, like me.
Ingredients (enough pasta for 2 to 3 people):
3/4 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
(Slightly modified from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/pasta-dough-for-ravioli-recipe/index.html)
1) Place everything in an electric mixer (If you don’t have one, good luck kneading :P). Mix well until it becomes a ball of dough
2) Find a large space on a table and dust with flour. Start kneading the dough until it feels smooth and slightly elastic.
3) Wrap the dough ball in a plastic wrap and leave for 30 mins
4) Once done, use the rolling pin and flatten the dough as much as possible (it is not as easy as it sounds), sprinkling flour whenever the dough feels sticky. From here, you can design whatever pasta you want: flat squares, seashells, mobius strip pasta (AH I’m SO going to try that next time!)
So that is how you make pasta, like a boss 🙂 I will be posting my pasta dish some time later in the week, so stay tuned!