Winter to Spring Victoria Food Culture 2 Cooking Pasta with Don Genova

Cooking and making Pasta with the ATLASTackled a fresh pasta dinner for the first time in a long time – We have had an Atlas manual pasta maker for years and have only used it once.

Let’s see if this 2011 attempt explains why!


In a food processor add:

1.5 cups all purpose flour
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cooking oil

Have 5 tablespoons of water handy (on the side) do not add any yet.

Pulse mix above ingredients for around 30s until the mix becomes
finely crumbled – touch the mixture and squeeze a small amount between your fingers
and if it all sticks together, it is ready.

Dump mixture out and form into ball.
Wrap in plastic and set aside at room temperature for 1/2 hour.

drying pasta with colin and andreaCut into 4 pieces and roll out through Atlas (or similar) pasta maker starting at setting number 1 – fold and alternately roll 4 times at setting #1 and then 1 pass each from setting 2 through 8.

Cut the sheets of pasta to around 10 inch lengths.

Attach your pasta cutter (the Atlas comes with a Fettucini and spaghetti dual cutter)
And cut your pasta. We have a pasta tree dryer but you can fashion a broom stick or simply dry the pasta 5 to 10 minutes.

This pasta cooks quickly! 3 minutes in boiling water (salted) – stir frequently.
In the next chapter – we make a sauce!