How to Make Easy Pasta

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There are many variations on pasta. This is a simple way to remember and make it. Generally 80 -100g pasta serves one person. This guide makes just over 100g.

There are many variations on pasta. This is a simple way to remember and make it. Generally 80 -100g pasta serves one person. This guide makes just over 100g.

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Use 1 egg for every 100g flour. '00' or plain flour is used most often, but experiment. I use various types. Then just a splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Use 1 egg for every 100g flour. '00' or plain flour is used most often, but experiment. I use various types. Then just a splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt.

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Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix. I use an electric whisk for about 10-20 seconds then knead with my hands.

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix. I use an electric whisk for about 10-20 seconds then knead with my hands.

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This also avoids getting yours hands too gooey from the egg.

This also avoids getting yours hands too gooey from the egg.

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Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 mins.

Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 mins.

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Roll through a pasta machine on the widest setting. Do this until it stops falling apart and starts to take shape. If its too moist, dust with a little flour and keep going. Too much ruins the taste.

Roll through a pasta machine on the widest setting. Do this until it stops falling apart and starts to take shape. If its too moist, dust with a little flour and keep going. Too much ruins the taste.

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Reduce the setting on the pasta machine two notches at a time to gradually make it thinner. It expands when you cook it so make it thin. I use the smallest setting but you may prefer slightly thicker.

Reduce the setting on the pasta machine two notches at a time to gradually make it thinner. It expands when you cook it so make it thin. I use the smallest setting but you may prefer slightly thicker.

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That's it! You cut and shape it to whatever you fancy, use a spaghetti or tagliatelle attachment,  or even just cut into slices for lasagne sheets.

That's it! You cut and shape it to whatever you fancy, use a spaghetti or tagliatelle attachment, or even just cut into slices for lasagne sheets.

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If you want to experiment, add into the mixing bowl fistfuls of chopped basil, or a splash of squid ink or even cocoa powder. Experiment & discover!

If you want to experiment, add into the mixing bowl fistfuls of chopped basil, or a splash of squid ink or even cocoa powder. Experiment & discover!

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Chez Fred has a great (66 page) guide if you want something more thorough. Agnes Sanchez does a good pesto recipe worth looking at too. Discover and enjoy!

Chez Fred has a great (66 page) guide if you want something more thorough. Agnes Sanchez does a good pesto recipe worth looking at too. Discover and enjoy!

Ingredients

100 Flour 
1 Egg 
1 Tablespoon Olive oil 
1 Pinch Salt 
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