Homemade rustic pasta with bolognese sauce

Pasta is always good, especially on a cold & rainy spring day like today. I’ve always wanted to try making noodles from scratch, since upon my research it seemed like something fairly straight forward.

Even though I don’t currently have a pasta machine (something I’ll definitely need if I try this again haha), I really enjoyed the process of pasta making.

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Ingredients :

  • 2 1/2 cups of Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Spray bottle of water (incase it is too dry)
  • Desired sauce

Method to the madness:

You start with flour in a large bowl, you make a well and add the eggs, mix with a fork until thick and then get your hands dirty. After mixing and kneading the dough for 10 minutes (or more), you let the dough rest (ideally 30 minutes or more). After that if you have a pasta machine you let it pass through the first three settings three times each (for a total of 9 times for the first 3 settings) then 1 time for the rest of the settings. Then simply cut you desired pattern and lightly dust with flour. It is important to do this right as you are ready to cook (have the water salted and boiling and desired sauce ready to go), because the longer the finished pasta sits, the dryer it will become.

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