Making pasta also provides some entertainment for Jonty who is now the master of the pasta machine. . . . I'm not allowed to touch it anymore!
The recipe is very simple; 1 egg to 100gms of bread flour. Just mix it together by hand on a bench or put it in a food processor. Once you have a stiff dough refrigerate it for a few hours before working with it.
We use a pasta machine to roll it out but you could use a rolling pin if you don't have one although I think this could be pretty hard work. I don't use the attachment to cut it into strips as I prefer the handcut look better and also like a nice fat strip called pappadelle instead of the thin which the attachment cuts.
I make a large batch at a time and then freeze it in batches so that it is there when I have a pasta craving which happens at least once a week.
The only problem with making your own pasta is that it is very hard to go back to the bought stuff which never compares!