this post is about making pasta lasagne by hand with eggs + flour
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Lasagna is a classic.
I feel like everyone likes it, right? Big John especially loves it, and so does my Dad.
It’s what’s for dinner tonight so I snapped some pictures to share my handmade pasta lasagne with youuuuu. I also make the ricotta for my lasagna with goats milk and its sooo good. Look at it!
I’ll post that recipe up soon, it’s really easy. But for now I’ll just stick to the pasta. Here’s what you need. Pretty simple: eggs + flour.
Dump 2 cups of flour onto a clean surface and make a well in the middle like this. I don’t know why – that’s just what Italian people say to do so I do it!
Now for this next step, I whisk the eggs together in a bowl before dumping them in the well. You don’t have to though.
Next, just start very slooooowly folding the flower into the well. If you make a mess that’s ok, I do too.
You should end up with a shaggy (only adjective I can think of?) mixture like this when the eggs are mixed in
Now knead that a bunch until it looks like this
Wrap it up in plastic wrap (I use a towel for everything pretty much, but professional people say use plastic) and put it in the fridge for 20 minutes
Flour your work surface and divide your dough into 4
Now we’re ready for the rolling part. It takes a while to get it super thin! Just keep turning and flipping the dough
Not thin enough yet – but getting there!
Perfect. Paper thin and ready to trim & cut
I just use a pizza cutter to trim the edges so I have one big rectangular sheet, then cut wide strips. That’s it!
Fresh lasagne ready to use now or dry for later
I dried mine a bit because I wasn’t quite ready to cook it. But you can cook it right away.
Bring a big pot of water to a rolling boil.
Then add about 6 pieces of lasagna at a time – cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom or together.
Remove your pasta and let it cool and dry on a wire rack. Then you’re ready to assemble your lasagne!
See, not too bad at all! And really delicious making the whole dish from scratch.
Once I get my ricotta recipe posted, I’ll share my whole lasagna recipe from start to finish!
Thanks for letting me share my food obsession with you 🙂 See ya soon! (maybe with another new farm animal)
- 2 cups flour
- 3 eggs
How to make
- add flour to a clean work surface
- make a well in the middle
- whisk eggs together in a bowl, then pour into the flour well
- slowly incorporate the edges of the well into the eggs until you gets floury mixture
- knead until a smooth ball of dough is formed
- wrap in plastic wrap or a towel and place in the fridge for 20 minutes
- Unwrap the dough, cut it into four, and begin rolling out the pieces one at a time on a floured surface
- Roll the dough until its paper thin
- Trim the edges into a rectangular sheet of pasta, then cut into wide strips
- You can reshape and roll out the trimmings if you want, but I just feed then to our pigs.
- Either cook your pasta right away or dry and store for later.
- To cook: Bring a big pot of water to a boil and cook 6 pieces at a time for 5-7 minutes, stirring. Remove lasagna, let cool on a wire rack, and assemble.