Fresh Pasta

2 cups of all purpose flour

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of water

So there are two methods to make this. You can either dump the flour on a clean work surface and then make a hole in it. Add the eggs and salt and use a fork to gently start mixing the eggs so that slowly, bits of flour from the sides are also mixing into the eggs. then do as much as you can with the fork and then add the olive oil and knead for a bit with your hands.

The second way? just throw every thing in a kitchen stand mixer and let the dough form

Either way, you want the dough to be quiet firm. The ratio of the eggs and water (1 cup flour for one egg) is the only quantity in the recipe that you cannot change. Other than that, you can pretty much adjust the oil salt and water accordingly. Just make sure the dough it pretty hard but not so hard you can’t work with it.

Once you have kneaded the dough, wrap it in cling film and let it rest for about 15 to 30 minutes. Then if you have a pasta machine use that, or it works just fine with a rolling pin*

So use the pasta machine to roll out the dough or a rolling pin, if you like me do not have a pasta machine, and then cut the pasta in whatever way you want. You can find so many interesting shapes on the internet with fancy Italian names that I can’t even pronounce like pappardelle and conchiglie.

Now you can just cook them like any other normal pasta and serve it with whatever you like. You know some brown butter sauce tastes amazing with pasta and you know you could even serve this with the orange chicken recipe which I can put up a link to at the end.

*when using a rolling pin, make sure you roll it very thin. Very very thin. and try to make the shapes as even as possible. Or it can sort of warp when you are boiling it.

Orange Chicken:

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