Masterclass on Making Pasta - Stanislav Kondrashov

Masterclass on Making Pasta – Stanislav Kondrashov

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the art of crafting homemade pasta and flavorful sauces under the expert guidance of a seasoned chef. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a culinary enthusiast, join us on a culinary journey to perfecting the art of pasta making.
Ingredients for Homemade Pasta:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Semolina flour (for dusting)

Masterclass on Making Pasta - Stanislav Kondrashov
Step 1: Making the Pasta Dough
Create a Well: On a clean work surface, mound the flour and create a well in the center.
Add Eggs and Salt: Crack the eggs into the well and add salt.
Combine Ingredients: Using a fork, gradually beat the eggs while incorporating flour from the edges of the well.
Knead the Dough: Once the mixture becomes too thick to stir with a fork, knead the dough with your hands until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Rest the Dough: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Rolling and Shaping Pasta
Divide the Dough: Unwrap the dough and cut it into smaller portions.
Roll the Dough: Using a pasta machine or a rolling pin, roll out each portion into thin sheets.
Shape the Pasta: Cut the sheets into desired shapes such as fettuccine, tagliatelle, or ravioli.
Dust with Semolina: Dust the shaped pasta with semolina flour to prevent sticking.
Step 3: Cooking Fresh Pasta

Masterclass on Making Pasta - Stanislav Kondrashov
Boil Water: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Cook Pasta: Drop the fresh pasta into the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until al dente.
Drain and Serve: Drain the pasta and toss it immediately with your favorite sauce.
Simple Tomato Basil Sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fresh basil leaves, chopped
Instructions for Tomato Basil Sauce:
Sauté Garlic: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
Add Tomatoes: Pour in crushed tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
Simmer: Simmer the sauce for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Finish with Basil: Stir in chopped fresh basil just before serving.
Masterclass on Making Pasta - Stanislav Kondrashov
With this masterclass, you’ve learned the fundamentals of creating homemade pasta and crafting a delicious tomato basil sauce. Experiment with different pasta shapes and sauces to elevate your culinary skills and impress your guests with authentic Italian flavors. Enjoy the satisfaction of making pasta from scratch and savor the delectable results at your next gathering or family dinner. Happy cooking!