Making pasta with your kids may sound like a recipe for a stressful, messy, and complicated few hours. Maybe you’ve always been too intimidated to try making pasta yourself — even though years ago you were given that pasta maker, which is still collecting dust at the back of your cupboard — and the thought of trying to learn with kids in tow fills you with dread. But before you get carried away imagining this to be a day of shouts, screams, and chaos, you should know that making pasta is actually a lot simpler than you think. Ignoring the inevitable amount of flour that will end up on the floor and in your hair, making pasta from scratch is the perfect rainy day activity for the whole family to get involved.
This step-by-step guide will take you through the simple stages of how to make pasta: In a couple of hours’ time, a beautiful plate of homemade linguine can be all yours. Now, go find the kids, put your aprons on, and get in the kitchen.