I make spaghetti from scratch once in a while and this started way back in the Uni when my roomie back then taught me how her mum makes it. The story she told me was that her family once lived in the north on a large expanse of farm land alone. Neighbors lived far away and stores were located in the main town so to get things they were once used to (The mum relocated from the US), her mum had to make most things from scratch. They had fresh milk, fruits which they plucked straight from the trees and a whole lot more. I loved fairytale stories like that so i decided to recreate my version. It’s really exciting to know that something as complicated as pasta could be made easily at home as i’m about to show you.
• Rolling Pin/ Pasta machine
• Flat Surface
• Sharp knife for cutting
Step 2: Place the dough on a flat board. To make it easier to roll out, divide the dough into several equal parts and place the unused dough into a bowl and cover with a wet towel. The next two steps can be done with a pasta machine or with a rolling pin by hand. For this post, i’d be using the hand method.
Step 3: Sprinkle the dough and surface with flour. Place the dough on the flat surface and roll out with a rolling pin. Try to keep the rolled out dough in rectangular form while also makeing sure it’s thin enough to almost see through. Remember that it has to be very thin because once you boil the pasta it’s going to increase in size.
Step 4: To cut the dough, sprinkle some flour over the surface of the rectangle. This is done to prevent the dough from sticking together once it’s rolled up. Roll up the rectangle shaped dough just like i rolled pancakes HERE. Once it’s rolled up, slice into thin strips and un-roll immediately because they have the tendency to stick together.
Step 5: Hang the spaghetti strips on a clean hanger and leave to dry overnight. Store in an airtight nylon or container till you’re ready to use.