Homemade pasta guide for beginners

In this homemade pasta reference guide for beginners, we’re sharing our best basic pasta dough recipe, how to shape your pasta, different pasta fillings, as well as how to make colourful pasta for special occasions. Basic pasta dough recipe Save this easy pasta dough recipe as the only one you’ll need! Pasta shapes Shape Method Tortellini (Half-moon) Roll out the pasta dough to the desired width. Cut out circles of between 5cm – 7cm in diameter. Cover the pasta with a damp cloth so that it does not dry out. Place 5 ml stuffing in the centre of each circle. Brush one side of the circle with egg wash or water. Fold over to enclose the filling and to form a half-moon shape. Pinch the edges together to seal. Take a half-moon in both hands and shape around the index finger until the ends curl around and overlap slightly. Press firmly so that the shape remains curled. Turn upwards to make a groove around the edge. Set aside until ready to cook. Ravioli (Square) Roll out 2 equal-sized sheets of pasta and trim all the edges. Place the filling on one of the sheets at about 5cm – 6cm intervals. … Continue reading Homemade pasta guide for beginners