Tagliatelle and tagliolini are a traditional type of pasta from Emilia-Romagna and Marche, regions of Italy.
Pronunciation: tah-lyah-TELL-eh
Literal meaning: From ‘tagliare’: to cut
Characteristic: Long, thin ribbon similar to fettucine, only generally narrower, approximately ¼ inches wide. Available in coiled nests or as straight strands.Individual pieces of tagliatelle are long, flat ribbons that are similar in shape to fettuccine and are typically about 6.5 mm to 10 mm (0.25 to 0.375 inch) wide. Tagliatelle can be served with a variety of sauces, though the classic is a meat sauce or Bolognese sauce. Tagliolini is another variety of tagliatelle that is long and cylindrical in shape, not long and flat.
Typical pasta cooking time: 7-10 minutes

Both tagliolini and tagliatelle are made with egg pasta. The traditional ratio is one egg to one hundred grams of flour.

  • 250g of pasta flour or “00” flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs

How to:

1 Place the flour and salt onto the worksurface in a mound with a well in the centre

2 Mix together the egg yolk and whole eggs and pour into the flour

3 Work together with your hands to create a dough and knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough is elastic, then
wrap tightly in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for at least an hour

4 Remove the dough from the fridge and leave to come to room temperature before cutting into two pieces. Take one piece and cover the other one with a tea towel to stop it from drying out

5 Flatten the first piece of dough between your hands until it is 1-2cm thick
6 Pass the flattened dough through a pasta machine, then fold it in half and pass through again. Repeat this process until the dough is smooth then gradually decrease the setting until you achieve a thickness of 1mm
7 Place the tagliatelle attachment onto the pasta machine to cut the pasta into strips. If you do not have this attachment, lay the pasta on the work surface and cut into 6mm strips
8 Repeat with the second piece of dough

9 To cook the tagliatelle, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook for 3 minutes