I’ve been wanting to show you how to make pasta for quite some time now. Mostly because I have yet to see a real good video tutorial that shows you, step by step, exactly how to do it. So I put together this “fool proof” recipe that will teach you how to make the dough, understand it’s texture and know for sure when it is ready. Once you understand this concept, you will make great pasta. With out it, you will fail and most likely end up frustrated or, worse, possibly end up hating the whole procedure altogether But the fact is, fresh pasta tastes 10 times better than dehydrated and once you see how easy this is you’ll never go back.
Another great thing about this recipe and the way I show you how to make pasta is that you can freeze the noodles in bunch’s or the dough in bulk. And if you want to defeat the purpose of making fresh pasta, in the first place, you can hang the noodles out on a rack and let them dry, if you want, when they’re done.
My How to make Pasta video
This, “How to make Pasta” video recipe will show you how to make Ravioli or Lasagna Noodle sheets first, then Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta. If you’re interested in some of my sauce recipes for these noodles check out my Alfredo Sauce(Olive Garden’s), Lobster Ravioli Sauce and my Alfredo and Cheese Sauce.
How to make Pasta Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch Salt
Add a few drops of water, to the dough, as needed and knead the dough for 5 to 8 minutes before rolling it out into sheets and cutting out the noodles. The pasta only needs to be cooked for a few minutes in seasoned boiling water before serving. But be sure to watch my video, How to make Pasta – Ravioli Sheets, Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta, so that you will understand exactly what to do.
This Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe is one of my favorite’s and making it from scratch is so easy you won’t believe it. To tell you the truth, my original intention was to make this a recipe Solly for the Alfredo because the flavor is so unreal, you’ll never buy Alfredo in a bottle again. In fact so many friends and family members have begged me for this recipe, so I have decided to just include it with my pasta dishes.
Understanding this Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
To fully understand Alfredo and how it can go wrong you’ve got to understand the ingredients that can screw it up. First off, with this Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe use Cream NOT Half and Half. Unless your on some major mission in your owning dieting this is a big no-no because it just won’t taste right. The second thing, is flour; use it very sparingly and don’t burn it when you stir with the butter and garlic. If you do, that flavor will spread through out the entire sauce and it will ruin it. In fact, the flour isn’t even a requirement to make the sauce it really just helps the reduction so it will thicken up faster. If you are patient, make the sauce with out, and then you won’t have to salt it either. That about cover’s the things that can go wrong, now let’s talk about what can go right! The beautiful thing about this recipe is you can own it and make it your own by adding any of your favorite pultry’s or shellfish directly to the sauce or topping it off after you stir in the pasta. Whether you’re making a Shrimp Alfredo recipe, or a chicken Alfredo recipe, it’s your choice. Just follow these easy steps and you are on your way to making the best Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe, Hands Down!
1 tbls. butter
1 tsp. flour
1 pinch of raw garlic
1 cup of cream
2 tbls Parmesan
Salt and Pepper to taste
Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Misconceptions
This is entirely just my opinion based only on my experience and personal tastes about the sauce its self; I mentioned earlier that the flour doesn’t have to be used when preparing this sauce; well that’ s true. In fact I believe the more you use it the more you kill the flavor and defeat the purpose the combination of the butter, garlic and cream are trying to create. Thus having to reconstitute with salts and other means to try and put flavor back into an already perfect sauce after it’s already been murdered! As you can see I’m a little passionate about this theory, but when you are cooking for just a few there is no reason to sacrifice this recipe by watering it down with flour. Now on the other hand it is an invaluable additive if you are going to be cooking for many because it will seem almost impossible to reduce and it will take forever without. Okay? Enough said. Reconstituting this sauce is easy and just takes a reheat on the stove or microwave; just make sure you add a vigorous stir because the sauce does separate and appears to be very fatty if you don’t. That being said, just make sure you take all of this into account when you decide what you are really trying to accomplish with this Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe.