But just buy it from the store, seriously.
What you need
- 3 or 4 large eggs
- 10 oz all-purpose flour
- Make a mound of the flour, creating a well in the middle
- Yes, just like your baking soda volcano “science experiment” in elementary
- Crack three of the eggs into the well
- Slowly mix with a fork, to make a dough ball
- If it’s dry, add the yolk from the fourth egg
- If it’s still too dry, add the white
- I guess keep going with more eggs if it’s still too dry (how much flour did you use???)
- You could also do all of this in a mixer
- Once it forms a ball, knead for 15 to 20 minutes (yeah, definitely use a mixer)
- Wrap it in plastic, let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes
- Cut about a fourth of the ball off
- Roll it out with a pasta machine! Done!
- You don’t have a pasta machine because you’re a normal human being?
- Roll it out on a floured surface, like a large cutting board
- Roll dough out in one direction
- Flip it over and roll it out in the other
- Flip it again, turn it 90 degrees, and so on
- You’re stretching the dough until it is very thin
- Like, thin enough to see the grains of the cutting board through it
- That’s thin!
- Slice into strips with a very sharp knife
- Repeat three more times with the rest of the dough
- Use in any recipe that asks for fresh pasta
- Realize you really, really should have just bought it at the store