Homemade Fresh Pasta Recipe — Trofie
A Recipe, ANYONE, Can Make
Having grown up in Liguria, a north-western region in Italy, I was fortunate enough to grow up eating all the delicious local dishes. As much as I normally dislike stereotypes, there is no way of denying that a huge part of the diet revolves around carbs, from bread to pasta — and everything in between. There’s a reason why Italian cuisine is so popular worldwide, and that’s because it can be as easy as you wish for it to be and customizable to suit your preferences; all you need is a good starting point. Here is a recipe for super easy homemade pasta: fresh trofie. The beauty of homemade pasta is that you can see exactly what goes into your food. Anyone can make this — trust me — and all that’s left to do is finish the dish off with your favorite sauce.
Trofie is a type of fresh pasta commonly used in Liguria. They have a characteristic spiral shape and traditionally are served with Genovese pesto — however, I found they work amazingly with red tomato sauce too. This isn’t a super traditional recipe at all, but one that is a quick way to make some fresh pasta in a rush, and I find it’s just as convenient as it is good. This recipe has only 3 ingredients and is also vegan.
To make trofie for 2 people, you will need:
- 200 g of plain flour
- 100 ml of warm water
- A pinch of salt
- This barely requires a method as all you have to do place the flour, water, and salt in a bowl (or stand mixer ) and mix them with your hands until they come together as a dough. You may need to add up to 20ml extra water depending on the flour type, but this should not be a wet dough at all.
- Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Move onto the counter and cut into smaller pieces, so it’s more manageable. Roll the dough into a long log about ½ an inch in diameter.
- Take out some (clean) scissors and literally cut the dough into thin strips. You’ll notice they will start curling up a bit. You can perfect the shape by gently twisting each of the trofie or leave them as are.
- Boil them in some salted boiling water for about 5–7 minutes.
- Drain and serve with your favorite sauce.
I hope these turn out as well for you as they do for me! This is a great recipe for those who may never have tried making fresh pasta as it is super quick to make and basically fool-proof.