A SAVVY mum has revealed how to make homemade pasta after stockpilers cleared supermarket shelves.
With essentials like bread, rice and pasta hard to come by as Britain faces a coronavirus lockdown, Giulia Stephanie decided to roll up her sleeves and make some tagliatelle – from scratch.
Giulia whipped up the tasty dish with her kids, and it was so successful she shared the recipe online for fellow mums.
The mum uploaded snaps of their home cooked meal to Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, where it’s received nearly 6,000 likes.
Giulia said: “If you are struggling for pasta but have in eggs, flour and salt you can always make homemade pasta!
“2 cups of PLAIN flour, 3 large eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of salt will make three small bowls or two large bowls of fresh pasta!
“Great fun to do and great if kids are off too.”
She added that you don’t need a fancy pasta maker to whip it up, as a rolling pin will do.
Giulia added: “We decided to make tagliatelle which if you have a pasta machine can be quite quick.
Giulia's homemade pasta recipe
- Add the Flour and salt to a mixing bowl and stir together (I used plain flour)
- Create a ‘well’ by pushing all the flour to the edge of the bowl and creating a space in the centre of the bowl
- Add the three Large Eggs to the ‘well’
- Whisk the eggs in the centre of the bowl- try not to bring in the flour at this point
- Once the eggs are whisked start to pull the flour into the centre bit by bit. Take your time and add bit by bit!
- The dough will gradually start to form but some flour may be left over (so don’t worry)
- Empty the dough and remainder of flour in the bowl onto a table
- Start kneading the dough, ideally for 20/30 min
- If the dough is falling apart you can add a bit of water a teaspoon at a time. If it’s too wet add flour.
- Once the dough feels smooth place it in a clean bowl and cover this for 30 min to let rest
- After 30 min cut the dough into 3 sections and start to roll each section out. It needs to be quite thin so this may take a while if you don’t have a pasta machine. We just used a rolling pin and kept going at it.
“If you don’t have a pasta machine use a rolling pin and we also used a pizza cutter to make long strands.
“Also when we couldn’t get some strands thin we actually cut them out first and then rolled it again which helped!
“You can also cut the dough into little squares and pinch them in the middle to make bows if you prefer this.”
While Giulia used eggs in her recipe, but if you can’t find any – or are vegan – you can use water as a substitute.
Thousands of mums have praised Giulia for sharing her tip, with one mum saying: “Definitely adding this to recipes to try out."
Another thanked her, adding: “Ooh thank you so much for this.”
A third commented: “Thank you for posting much appreciated.”
Another wrote: “We’ll have to have a go at making pasta.”
While this mum said: “Absolutely great idea this! A cooking lesson with my 4 yr old this week.”
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