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Giada De Laurentiis' Essential Tip For Homemade Pasta
By ANNA STAROPOLI
While Giada De Laurentiis' fresh pasta calls for just five ingredients, including cake flour, all-purpose flour, egg yolks, salt, and olive oil to master fresh pasta for yourself, you'll need to do more than visit your local store. De Laurentiis' technique for making homemade pasta dough will make your arms and fresh spaghetti stronger than ever.
According to De Laurentiis, properly kneading your dough is a crucial—but often overlooked—step in any homemade pasta expenditure and failing to do so can be detrimental to your pasta dough prior to its resting stage. She emphasized, "You really have to mix the dough and use your arms and abs to work it and get into the dough."
Her fresh pasta recipe calls for about five to eight minutes of kneading, which means you'll have to put in the time to get the result, with De Laurentiis reiterating, "You have to invest the time and muscle to get the dough smooth before you allow it to rest." The extra strength and energy is well-worth a delicious plate of pasta.