Gordon Ramsay Fresh Pasta Dough


This Gordon Ramsay Fresh Pasta Dough recipe is so simple and easy. Pasta may have its origins in Italy, but now it’s enjoyed by people worldwide. I would have usually bought pre-made pasta in my young years of cooking, but now I enjoy making my own.

Gordon Ramsay demonstrates how easy it is to make your fresh pasta dough using just eggs and flour. With some practice and imagination, you can create infinite types of pasta dough with different flavors using the procedures shown below.

Making your pasta dough can be intimidating, but it’s incredibly satisfying. Chef Gordon Ramsay says, “if it’s a ravioli, tortellini, lasagna, cannelloni, tagliatelle, spaghetti, whatever you want, that dough is the base. That is it. That’s your passport to great Italian dishes.”

If you love making pasta, a pasta machine will become one of your essential kitchen tools. They are inexpensive and easy to use. Gordon uses one with a hand crank. The thickness of your pasta sheet will depend on the type of pasta you’re ultimately making. All machines have different thickness settings.

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Equipment Needed for Fresh Pasta Dough Recipe

I have used and recommended the Marcato Atlas 180 Pasta Machine. You hardly have to roll the dough out to fit it through the machine, and you can quickly turn the machine’s dial down to create thinner pasta sheets. The attachment makes perfect fettuccine and angel hair every time.

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How to Make Gordon Ramsay Fresh Pasta

Fresh pasta has a specific flavor that you can’t get from dry pasta. Once you start making your fresh pasta dough, you’ll have a completely different confidence level about your cooking skills, and you’ll never want to go back to buying the pre-made dry pasta from the store ever again.

Step 1. Put the ingredients in the food processor and mix until you get a cohesive mixture that’s soft and just a little sticky – about 45 sec.

Step 2. Knead the dough by hand, make a uniform ball, and tightly wrap it in a plastic film for 30 min to 4 hours.

Step 3. Divide the dough into equal portions and feed it through the pasta machine rollers twice (with rollers in their most extended position).

Step 4. Seal the dough’s tapered ends together by pressing and feeding it again through the rollers, still set in the most extended position (remember to keep the seal at the top).

Step 5. Reduce the roller width by one setting and pass the dough through the machine twice. Keep reducing the roller width and passing the dough twice through each setting until you get an almost transparent consistency.

Gordon’s Tips for Making the Perfect Pasta

Follow Gordon’s cooking tips for making fresh pasta dough, and you’ll leave the boxed stuff behind forever. You’ll need a rolling pin, a manual pasta maker, a lot of flour, and a lot of patience.

  • It’s crucial to make pasta dough on a cold surface like marble.
  • Too much flour, and your pasta will be dry. Not enough flour and your pasta will be wet, sticking to the machine’s rollers when you feed the dough through. You can always add flour, but you can’t take it away.
  • Lightly flour your machine before you feed the dough every time to prevent it from sticking. Make sure your hands (both backs and palms) and your surface are lightly coated in flour.
  • Never wash your pasta machine.

Gordon Ramsay Fresh Pasta Dough

4 from 15 votes
Course: MainCuisine: Italian
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

This Gordon Ramsay Fresh Pasta Dough recipe is so simple and easy. Pasta may have its origins in Italy, but now it’s enjoyed by people worldwide.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 00 (double zero) flour

  • ½ tsp. Salt

  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 whole eggs at room temperature

  • 2 egg yolks

Directions

  • Put the ingredients in the food processor and mix until you get a cohesive mixture that’s soft and just a little sticky – about 45 sec.
  • Knead the dough by hand, make a uniform ball and tightly wrap it in a plastic film for 30 min to 4 hours.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and feed it through the pasta machine rollers twice (with rollers in their most extended position).
  • Seal the dough’s tapered ends together by pressing and feeding it again through the rollers, still set in the most extended position (remember to keep the seal at the top).
  • Reduce the roller width by one setting and pass the dough through the machine twice. Keep reducing the roller width and passing the dough twice through each setting until you get an almost transparent consistency.

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Notes

  • Note: If the dough feels sticky, add about 1 tablespoon of flour and repeat. Maximum additional flour shouldn’t be more than 1/4 cup. You may add a teaspoon full of water and process it for 30 seconds.
  • Note: Repeat the kneading process without folding till your dough is barely sticky and smooth. You may use a little bit of dry flour to dust it.

How do You Add Flavor to Fresh Pasta Dough?

You can create different flavors of pasta dough by changing the above procedure a little bit. Some of the most loved flavors are discussed below; you can make the flavor you like.

Make Whole Grain Pasta Dough

Replace 1 cup of the all-purpose flour with an equal quantity of sifted farro flour, whole wheat, or spelled. Add water or egg yolk as per requirement and keep it aside for about an hour before rolling.

Make Saffron Pasta Dough

Manually grind a pinch or two of saffron with a bit of salt and add 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Rinse the saffron from mortar and pestle with some water and add it to the tea, which has been allowed to cool down before whisking with the eggs. Use this mix and follow the same process as above.

Make Green Pasta Dough

Take about 6 cups of baby spinach and saute or steam it until it wilts. Spread it on a baking sheet (parchment-lined). After the leaves have cooled down, squeeze and chop them. Make a puree by blending these with 2 eggs and egg yolk. Use this mix to make the dough as usual.

Make Herb Pasta Dough

Mix finely chopped chives, parsley, tarragon, chervil, basil, etc., with eggs and use the mix in the dough-making process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fresh Pasta

Some FAQs to help you with dough making are given below.

How Do I Cook Fresh Pasta?

  • Boil 4 quarts of water, adding 1 tablespoon of salt for a pound of pasta.
  • Add your freshly made pasta and cook for 1-2 min after preparing your gravy.
  • Avoid overcooking as it’ll make it mushy.
  • Keep tasting while it’s cooked, and turn off the heat just before the noodles are al dente, that’s firm yet tender to chew.

Why Reserve Some Cooked Pasta Water?

  • The starchy water taken out from cooked pasta before draining it away helps spread and loosen the sauce while still allowing it to stick to the pasta.

How Do I Store Fresh Pasta?

  • Can store the pasta strand by tossing a little dry flour and then letting it dry. Put the noodles in zipper bags.
  • The stuffed pasta like tortellini or ravioli should be uncovered for 30 minutes. Freeze it and use it within a month. Remember not to thaw it before using it.
  • To frPlacepieces on a sheet pan and keep it in the freezer until firm. This will allow the pieces to become dry and stiff. Wrap it up in plastic and store.
  • Transfer the pieces into a zipper bag and freeze. Use the frozen pasta within 4 hours.

How Long Can You Store Fresh Pasta?

  • Homemade fresh pasta lacks the carbon dioxide and nitrogen used in factory-made pasta for longer storage life. The atmospheric oxygen reacts with egg yolks iron to cause discoloration.
  • This typically happens after 18 hours of refrigeration. Can freezer the homemade pasta for about a month.

What is 00 Flour?

  • The Italian “Tipo 00” flour, or simply the 00 flour, is a superfine flour that makes soft and delicate bread and pancakes.
  • The flour has shallow protein content, meaning that the water requirement is much lower (around 20% less than other flours).
  • Some stores sell it as the “Italian-style flour.”

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John Siracusa

Cooking, for me, has always been an "art" infused with traditions. My career was inspired by Hell's Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan, which boasts one of N.Y. City's best independent restaurant communities, along with Gordon Ramsay's no-nonsense approach towards always being your best.

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