Ingredients for 200 g of Fresh Pasta
Wheat flour (小麦粉 / Komugiko) 100 g
(50-50 mixture of soft flour (薄力粉 / Hakurikiko) and bread flour (強力粉 / Kyōrikiko), or 100% all-purpose flour (中力粉 / Chūrikiko))
Egg (卵 / Tamago) 1
Olive oil (オリーブオイル / Orīhbu oiru) 1 tsp

How to Make
1. Sift the flour onto a flat work surface1. Sift the flour onto a flat work surface, allowing the flour to form a mound. Make an indentation in the middle of the mound to create a bowl-like structure. Crack the egg into it and add the olive oil.

Crack the egg into it 2. Use a fork to gradually mix the egg and oil into the flour. When you get a dough with a crumbly texture, begin to knead it. Do this for about 10 minutes, until the dough acquires a smooth texture.


the dough 3. Form the dough into a ball and enclose it in plastic wrap. Let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.



To Make Ravioli

ravioliDivide the dough into two pieces of equal size, then roll each out into a rectangle about 2 mm thick. The two rectangles should be about the same shape and size.


To Make Macaroni

macaroniForm the dough into a rope about 1 cm in diameter, then cut the rope into 1 cm lengths. Use your fingers to roll each 1 cm length of dough out to 3 cm. Then position a bamboo skewer parallel to, and on top of, the dough. Press down into the dough and then roll back and forth. This will cause the dough to curl up and around the skewer. Remove the skewer to leave a pasta dough tube.

To Make Chitarra

ChitarraRoll the dough out to a thickness of about 2 mm. Dust both sides with flour and then cut the dough to fit inside the chitarra frame. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough through the wires. The rolling pin must be long enough for both ends to rest on the frame of the chitarra.


To Cook Ravioli, Macaroni, and Chitarra
Bring a pot of water to a boil, and add a small amount of olive oil and salt. The amount of water should be ten times the weight of the pasta (1000 ml of water for 100g of pasta). The salt should be equal to about 1% of the weight of the water (10g/1 liter of water). Boil for 2-3 minutes. This is to cook the pasta completely. For some recipes it is necessary to cook the pasta less than fully and then finish by combining the pasta with pasta sauce in a frying pan.

Recipe Developed by Machiko Tateno