How to Make Pasta Without A Machine
How to make pasta without a machine is a basic cooking skill every home cook should know! It's super easy, fun, and you don't need a fancy pasta maker or roller. All you need is your hands, elbow grease, and a rolling pin.
300 g Flour
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
Pour all the flour on a flat surface and make a well in the center. Crack the eggs into the middle, add the salt and oil.
Using a fork, whisk together the eggs right there on the table, slowly whipping up the flour from the sides of the well, into the center until the fork won't work anymore. Then start using your hands.
At this point, start kneading the pasta dough until it is smooth. You'll know it is ready if it bounces back when you poke it with your finger. Wrap up your ball with plastic wrap. Let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.
After the dough has rested, cut the dough in half and coat with flour. Start rolling out the dough with a rolling pin, shaping to make a nice long oval shape. Keep going until it is thin enough for you to see the outline of your hand through it. You're not done yet though. Fold the dough in three like a letter and turn 90 degrees. Roll it out again. Repeat three times.
On your last roll out, once it is nice and thin, flour the top of your dough and roll it up. Now you can begin cutting thin strips. Be mindful not to push down. You want to make a sawing motion as you cut so your dough does not stick together. Coat your cut strips well with flour so they don't stick. Your pasta is now ready for cooking or putting in the freezer for a later date.
When ready to eat, boil the pasta in heavily salted water for around four minutes until tender.