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.
Gotta love Pesto with Almonds. I believe it’s traditionally made with Pine Nuts but even Walnuts are often substituted. So it doesn’t really matter what you use, just pick your favorite and follow this recipe to a T because it is fantastic. Just know that I cut this recipe in half when I filmed it in the video.
Pasta Carbonara is a delicious Italian recipe that can virtually be made with just about any pasta. In this recipe I’m using Penne but feel free to substitute Spaghetti, Linguine or whatever else your favorite pasta might be. One of the other main ingredients is Pancetta. If you don’t know what this is, the best way to describe it is comparing it to bacon. It’s generally around the same cut of meat and it’s treated the same. The major difference is it’s a thicker slice more like ham. But the flavor, as you can imagine just really sets this dish off. The Carbonara sauce itself is just egg yolks with a dash of pepper and fresh grated Parmesan Cheese. So if you think about the bulk of these ingredients with a clove of chopped garlic and some sliced leak, which is pretty much a mild spring onion, then your really talking about a great recipe!
Pasta Carbonara Nazi’s!
This Pasta Carbonara is one of those recipes that every single Italian in the world thinks they know about. I’ve had everyone and they’re dog try to give me advice on how to make this differently and every single opinion has been completely different from the next. So I look at this like a Hamburger. Am I American? Yes! Did I invent the Hamburger? No! Are there hundreds of different ways to make one? Absolutely, so don’t be scared to dive right in and try this version of this recipe because it’s delicious and you won’t regret it!