Homemade Wholemeal Pasta

    40 minutes

    Making your own pasta is easy if you don't mind a little kneading. Sometimes I throw all the ingredients into my mixer with the kneading hook.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) wholemeal flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil

    Preparation:40min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Stir together the two flours and salt in a medium bowl or on a clean board. Make a hollow in the centre and pour in the olive oil. Break eggs into it one at a time while mixing quickly with a fork until the dough is wet enough to come together. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is stiff and elastic. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes to relax.
    2. Roll out dough by hand with a rolling pin or use a pasta machine to achieve the desired thickness of pasta. Cut into desired width and shapes. Allow the pasta to air dry for at least 15 minutes to avoid having it clump together.


    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Fresh pasta cooks very quickly. It will float to the surface when fully cooked. Drain, and use as desired.

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    By simply following the recipe, this dough was never going to come together. I had to add water to it before it would stay together enough for me knead it. After that, it was all uphill. It came together very nicely, rolled out beautifully through my pasta maker and was delicious mixed with asparagus, mushrooms and shrimp.  -  28 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent recipe. It was probably due to the relative humidity where I am (winter in the prairies up north) and also due to the technique I was using for kneading the dough (stand mixer), but I found that this recipe didn't even come close to having enough moisture, I probably added about an additional quarter cup of water until I got the consistency I was looking for. I bake a lot of bread, so my wheat was all pretty "fresh", and hasn't been sitting on the shelf for years, so that can be ruled out. I could have probably made due with much less moisture if I was kneading by hand (I tried that only once.....). It wasn't until I added that extra moisture that I got a ball of dough instead of crumbs swirling around in the bowl, like some of the other reviewers described. I kneaded it for at least 5 minutes (probably more), I mean why not, it's not like I'm doing it by hand right, leaving a nice spring in the mouth feel of this. I really appreciate that this recipe uses ingredients I always have in my pantry. If you are wondering wether or not this is a pasta recipe you want to try, go for it, it's definitely one that I've added to my repertoire.  -  28 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this is so good!! I added all the ingredients into my stand mixer, then used my pasta roller, I had the best pasta, that I ever made... I will make this often!! my family begged for more! thanks gigi!!  -  25 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)