We’re making the dough just like last time. 4 cups of flour and 6 fresh, room temperature eggs. Can’t remember how to make the dough, look back at this recipe or this video :) For spaghetti, we’re going to pass it through the rollers all the way through the fourth setting. Once you have all your pasta rolled out, give it a nice dusting on each side and allow to sit on the counter for a good 10-15 minutes. At this time, go a head and get your spaghetti cutting part out for your Atlas Pasta Machine and get a large pot of water boiling.
Now, let’s cut those noodles! Depending on how long your rolled out pasta is, you may want to cut it in to 12” lengths. Unless you’re wanting a super romantic Lady and the Tramp moment with your partner :) Give the noodles one last light dusting and pass them through the spaghetti setting. Having a pasta machine, I feel, is a must on a working homestead. It’s by far my favorite way to use and be able to store those fresh eggs and make something delicious for your family. We are loving our Atlas Pasta Machine from Lehman’s. Check them out here!
Once your noodles are cut, you can hang them to dry, or lay them out on the counter with another light dusting of flour until you’re ready to cook them.
Now, if you have a garden or access to fresh tomatoes, I highly recommend making your own sauce. BUT, if you’re busy building a homestead, raising a gaggle of children underfoot, and just don’t have time…grab your favorite pasta sauce for a really quick meal. It’s all balance baby, and sometimes homemade sauce just isn’t in the cards and that’s okay.