How To Make Homemade Fettuccine

If you love pasta and want to try your hand at making it from scratch, handmade fettuccine is a great place to start. Fettuccine is a type of pasta that is wider than spaghetti and is often served with a rich sauce, such as Alfredo or Bolognese.

Making handmade fettuccine might seem intimidating at first, but with a little practice, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. In this blog post, I will guide you through the process of making handmade fettuccine step by step.

Ingredients:
– 2 cups of all-purpose flour
– 3 large eggs
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Equipment:
– A large mixing bowl
– A clean work surface
– A rolling pin
– A sharp knife or pasta cutter
– A drying rack or clean towel

Instructions:

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt, and mix well.

2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture: Use your fingers to make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

3. Add the eggs and olive oil: Crack the eggs into the well and add the olive oil.

4. Mix the ingredients: With a fork, gradually mix the eggs and olive oil into the flour until the dough starts to come together.

5. Knead the dough: Use your hands to knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

6. Rest the dough: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

7. Roll out the dough: Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a thin sheet, about 1/8 inch thick.

8. Cut the dough into fettuccine: Use a sharp knife or pasta cutter to cut the sheet of dough into long, thin strips, about 1/4 inch wide. Alternatively, you can use a pasta machine to cut the dough into fettuccine.

9. Dry the fettuccine: Hang the fettuccine on a drying rack or lay it out on a clean towel to dry for at least an hour. This will help the pasta hold its shape and prevent it from sticking together when cooked.

10. Cook the fettuccine: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the fettuccine. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.

11. Serve the fettuccine: Drain the pasta and serve it with your favorite sauce.

Making handmade fettuccine can be a fun and rewarding experience, and it’s a great way to impress your friends and family. With a little practice, you’ll be able to make perfect fettuccine every time. So go ahead, give it a try, and enjoy the delicious taste of homemade pasta!