Homemade Pasta Orecchiette

Homemade Pasta Orecchiette


How to Prepare

   Flour (4 cups)


   Eggs (4 – 8)

   Olive oil












  1. Take 4 cups of flour and a few pinches of salt into the processor. 
    1. Let it run for 30 – 40 seconds. 
  2. Mix 8 eggs well and add up to ¼ cup of olive oil. 
  3. Add half of the egg and olive oil mixture to the flour.
    1. Turn the food processor on. 
    2. Turn off after a few seconds. 
    3. Add the remainder of the egg mixture.
  4. Sprinkle more flour on top to dough. 
    1. Work the dough to appropriate consistency. 
  5. Put the dough in a bowl and splash some olive oil and water on it to keep it moist. 
  6. Let the dough rest for 15 – 20 minutes. 
  7. Mold the dough into a log shape and cut it in half. 
    1. Wrap one half in wet paper towel to keep it moist. 
    2. With the other half, roll into a long strand and cut it into slices. 
      1. Add flour to prevent sticking together. 
  8. Take each slice and press down with your thumb and twist to make each “ear” of pasta.
  9. Put the ears on a drying rack to dry while repeating the process on the other dough log.
  10. Put the ears in hot water on the stove. a. Gently stir until finished.
  11. Add the pasta to a sauce of your choosing. Enjoy!