Mrs. Carla Monti

Mrs. Carla Monti

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Homemade Tagliatelle al Ragù (Bolognese)!

My biggest challenge yet: handmade pasta! Made on 01/23/12.

First off: 6 large eggs, 5 cups of all-purpose flour, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.

Make a well 6 inches across inside the mounds of flour and crack the eggs into it, along with the olive oil.

Whisk together the eggs with a fork, slowly incorporating the flour.

The mixture slowly forms a paste.

Keep whisking away.....

Eventually it forms a ball of dough, so set it aside to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough, reflouring the surface often, until it is very thin.

Using a pizza cutter, slice off the edges to form a perfect square.

Slice thin strips.

Put all the tagliatelle together on a floured tray and leave to dry for 30 minutes at room temperature.


Drying out a little...

Bring a pot of salted water to boil and drop the pasta in for 2-5 minutes. (My boyfriend does a good job) :)

Dropping it in!

All done! Serve with Ragu alla Bolognese! and a bottle of merlot ;)

The finished plate!

Thanks to Joy The Baker! :)


  1. OH MY YUM. I've never tried to make homemade pasta before, but when I eat somebody else's--wow, nothing beats that! Looks like you did an awesome job and had a delicious dinner with your bf!

  2. Thanks Ann! It was challenging but well worth the effort! Next up, ravoli :)