At its most basic level, pasta making is simply the process of adding liquid to a mound of flour, then smashing, twisting, rolling, or folding that dough into any shape you like. The sky’s the limit. Here you can learn how to make a few classics. Each shape gets a little more complex, starting with the super easy pici and graduating to the slightly trickier trofie. We’ve even suggested a few sauces to dress up your creations.
Keep in mind when making this style of pasta that it’s their imperfections which make them marvellous. A little bump or ridge here and there only helps whatever sauce you’re using cling onto your pasta for dear life. Embrace the weird and wonky shapes. Before you start, make sure you’ve got a large clean workspace. A clean kitchen countertop or big wooden chopping board is perfect.