If you think the only thing standing between you and fresh pasta is a pasta maker, think again. You can make pasta with nothing more than the dough, a rolling pin, and some elbow grease.
In this video, part of the “Kitchen Smarts” series on America’s Test Kitchen’s YouTube channel, Cook’s Illustrated test cook Lan Lam demonstrates our technique for preparing pasta dough without a pasta maker. To do this, we had to rethink the pasta recipe as much as the tool we used to make it. Here are some of our findings: