Basic pasta dough

Use this simple pasta dough recipe to make perfect sheets of fresh pasta. Perfect for homemade fettuccine or ravioli, it will bring out the delicious flavours in your pasta creations.

1 quantity


Note: + 30 mins resting time



  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 extra large Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • Plain flour, extra, to dust



Combine the flour and salt on a clean work surface or in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the eggs and whisk to combine, slowly incorporating the flour into the egg mixture.


Continue to gradually draw flour into the egg mixture until a dough forms. (Alternatively, place flour and salt in a food processor. Add eggs and pulse until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.) Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-7 mins or until smooth and elastic. Cover dough with plastic wrap and set aside for 30 mins to rest.


Use a large sharp knife to cut dough into 4 portions. Cover each portion with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel.


Secure a pasta machine to the side of a clean work surface. Set the rollers to the widest setting. Shape 1 dough portion into a flat 6cm x 8cm rectangle. Lightly dust with flour and roll the dough through the machine.


Dust dough with a little extra flour. Fold ends of the dough into the centre to make a smaller rectangle. Roll through the machine again. Repeat 6 more times.


Reduce roller setting on the pasta machine by 1 notch and roll the dough through. Continue reducing the setting on the pasta machine and rolling until you reach number 7 (or the third-last setting) and the pasta dough is about 2-3mm thick. Place the pasta sheet on a clean work surface dusted with flour. Repeat with the remaining portions of dough.

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