Fresh Saffron Pasta Dough

Fresh Saffron Pasta Dough
Fresh Saffron Pasta Dough

There's nothing better than homemade pasta. This pasta dough is made with flour, egg, a pinch of salt and saffron and then kneaded and rolled out into sheets. You can cut it into different shapes, like ravioli that you can fill with anything you like! We love ravioli filled with a mixture of Dungeness crab, cooked puréed butternut squash, a touch of cream cheese, a pinch of nutmeg and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and sea salt. Have fun experimenting!

Fresh Saffron Pasta Dough

Serves 4


pinch saffron threads
3 tablespoons hot water
4 cups flour, all purpose
4 eggs, whole
pinch salt

  1. Place the saffron in a cup with the hot water.
  2. Use a large cutting board or your counter if the surface is flat (no tiles).
  3. Place all the flour in the center and build a mini mountain with it.
  4. Create a crater in the center to place the eggs.
  5. Add 1 egg to the crater and then start mixing with a fork.
  6. Break down the sides and then add another egg. Repeat this process until all the egg is mixed with the flour slightly.
  7. Pour saffron mix over pasta and add a pinch of salt.
  8. Now it is time to get your hands dirty. Knead the dough for 10 minutes. NOTE: I always set my timer so that I know when I am done.
  9. Cut the dough into 8 small sections and roll into balls.
  10. Wrap the balls of dough in plastic wrap and let rest for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  11. Now you are ready to roll it out and make whatever pasta you want. I have a Kitchen Aid attachment that makes the job real easy.
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