Last Updated on June 27, 2022 by Share My Kitchen
Tagliatelle is the easiest shape to make for new pasta-makers. Making fresh pasta at your home is easy, despite it seems daunting at first.
These delicious Emilian dishes, tagliatelle, lasagna, tortelloni, and tortellini, have one thing in common: homemade pasta!
It is easy to make the perfect, fresh tagliatelle pasta dough. All you need are flour, eggs, some patience, and a good rolling pin.
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Ingredients for Tagliatelle Pasta Dough
- 2 large eggs
- 200g of 00 flour, plus extra for dusting
- Place 180g of the 00 flour on a large, wooden board. Then, pour the remaining 20g of flour into a small bowl, and set it aside to use if needed.
- Form the flour into a volcano, with a large hole at the center. Crack the eggs and pour them into the middle.
- Use a fork to lightly beat the eggs, then add the flour a little at a time. To ensure that the volcano’s walls don’t burst too quickly, it is important to slowly incorporate the flour into the eggs. If the dough becomes too wet, add 20g of flour.
- Mix the ingredients together using a spatula. Then, use your hands to form a consistent ball of dough.
- For 10-15 minutes, work the dough using your heel, or until the mixture is smooth and very elastic. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and leave it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Next, dust a wooden board with 1 tbsp flour. Unwrap the dough from the cling wrap, and flatten it using a rolling pin. Continue to roll out the dough to make thin pasta sheets, less than 1mm thick.
- Divide the dough into 4 pieces before rolling it out if you have a pasta maker.
- Roll the pasta sheets and cut them into 3/4 cm strips. This will allow you to cut the sheets into tagliatelle. Then, unroll the tagliatelle strips and twirl them into little nests. Don’t forget to dust the nests generously to prevent them from sticking.
- Cook the homemade tagliatelle in boiling salted water for about 3 to 5 minutes within a few hours before serving with the sauce of your choice.
- You can also freeze the pasta for up to 1 month. In order to freeze the pasta, layer the homemade tagliatelle on a parchment paper-lined flat tray and freeze for 1 hour. Then, transfer to a freezer bag or another suitable container.