The necessary products
- 250g soft-wheat “00” flour
- 250g durum wheat flour (semolina)
- 5 whole eggs and water up to a total of 250g
Pour the flour into a bowl, then the eggs and water in the middle.
Stir to mix all the ingredients.
Knead the dough with your hands until it is completely smooth and consistent. If the dough is too dry, add some water; if it is too sticky, add some flour. Perfect dough should never stick to your fingers.
Set the adjustment knob of the machine to 0. Feed a ball of dough through the rollers and turn the crank clockwise.
Lightly dust both sides of the pasta sheet with flour and fold it in half. Feed the pasta sheet through the smooth rollers again for 5-6 times until the pasta sheet is long and regular in shape.
Set the adjustment knob to 1 and pass the pasta sheet through just once; then, set the adjustment knob to 2 and so on until the desired thickness, 8 to 9, is reached. Cut the pasta sheet crosswise, into pieces about 25cm long and lightly dust them with flour.
Insert the crank in the accessory. Pass the pasta sheet through the rollers and collect the freshly cut Capellini with the Tacapasta stick. Lay them to dry on Tacapasta.
The pasta dries in about 1 hour and can then be stored in suitable kitchen containers.
Capellini can be eaten fresh, dried or frozen. For them to absorb the sauce well, we recommend eating them once dried.