MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites is continuing to tick along and this week we sadly saw Max Krapivsky hang up his apron and depart the kitchen after a pressure test from Reynold Poernomo. On departing MasterChef, Max shared his favourite quick and easy recipe with Lifehacker Australia. His go-to dish? Pasta.
Max’s two-ingredient pasta dough recipe is the perfect afternoon project for folks looking for a bit of a fun project that will result in a damn delicious meal – after all, it comes from a MasterChef contestant.
Here’s how to make it at home.
MasterChef at home: Two-ingredient pasta dough recipe
Serves: 3-4 | Cook time: 5 minutes prep, 30 minutes resting time, 15 minutes to shape
What you’ll need for this MasterChef pasta recipe:
- Durum Wheat Semolina – 300g or 2 cups
- Warm water – 160ml or 3/4 cups
- Bowl and a benchtop
Directions for this MasterChef pasta recipe:
- Combine Durum Wheat Semolina and warm water in a bowl.
- Mix with a fork or hands until a shaggy dough forms.
- Turn onto benchtop and work with hands, kneading for 5 minutes until a smooth dough form.
- Leave to rest for 15-30 minutes.
- After resting, cut and roll logs.
- Cut out 1 cm cubes and form them into any shapes you want, get creative. You can use household items to make funky little pasta shapes – my favourite is the malloredus, which uses the malloredus board to create beautiful ridges, but a fork also works.
Hot tip: This type of pasta dough goes especially well with simple tomato sauce (olive oil, chilli flakes, garlic and tinned tomato/passata, finished with fresh mozzarella or Parmigiano), ragu and bolognaise sauce also work really well.