Fresh pasta is easier to make than most people think; it also very satisfying to make and you can get the whole family involved! All you need is flour and eggs. However, a small domestic pasta machine is really worth investing in as it will cut out all the hard work of rolling it out into thin sheets. Egg pasta is more common in northern Italy with shapes such as tagliatelle, lasagne sheets and filled pastas like ravioli. In southern Italy, pasta is traditionally made simply with flour and water. If you prefer to make eggless pasta, simply substitute the 2 eggs for 80ml of water. Have a go and see what shapes you come up with - I'm sure you'll have fun!
Make it yourself
4 x servings