Handmade Fresh Pasta with Leftover Egg Yolks (in a bread maker)

Handmade Fresh Pasta with Leftover Egg Yolks (in a bread maker)

When you have too many leftover egg yolks, why not make fresh pasta and cook an Italian dish! Use egg whites to make macarons or dacquoise.

Ingredients: makes 11 x 80 g pasta

Bread (strong) flour
625 g
Egg yolks
5 medium
Olive oil
25 ml
25 ml
To use up leftover egg whites:
To make Docquoise
Recipe ID: 1395598
To make Macarons
Recipe ID: 1400172


1. Put the bread flour, egg yolks, olive oil and milk into a bread maker.
2. Check the mixture while the bread maker is kneading the dough. If it's too floury, add milk and olive oil.
3. When the dough comes together, take it out from the bread maker and let it rest for about 30 minutes. The dough is better to be rather firm.
4. First, put the dough in a plastic bag, and then cover with thick plastic bag. Step on the dough over the plastic bag.
5. When you step on the dough, it will stretch a lot. Check the dough inside the plastic bag, fold it up, put the dough back into the bags and step on it again. Repeat this process a few times and keep stepping on it for 10-15 minutes, watching TV or something.
6. When the dough becomes smooth, it's ready! Shape it into a 20 cm x 20 cm rectangle. Don't worry too much about details.
7. Dust a dining table or kitchen surface with bread flour, divide the dough into 4 portions. Roll out each dough into 1 mm thickness.
8. Dust the rolled out dough, fold it in thirds, and cut into 4 mm thick noodles, and they are done!
9. I boiled this pasta for 4-5 minutes, and it was just right for me. But boil it until it's done to your liking.
10. You can freeze this pasta as well. Weigh 80 g of pasta to make 1 serving, and wrap with cling film to freeze.
11. I just made this fresh pasta, and I didn't have any sauce to go with it. But it's delicious with pizza sauce and melting cheese on top!
12. If you unfold the pasta, it should look like this.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was really into making macarons, and I ended up with tons of egg yolks…

I had already made sweet macarons, so I made something savory this time.