Q: How long should pasta dough be kneaded for?

A: It all depends and what ingredients you use and how well you can knead. It could take a professional 5-7 minutes and a novice 30 minutes, if you’re using egg yolks or whole eggs, cake flour or double “00” flour. All these things come into the equation when making fresh pasta, but just like making bread it’s all in the kneading and how dry the air is, so as long as you give it a firm “beating” it shouldn’t take long to get a nice smooth and silky dough.


Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Boksburg – (011) 823-5365boksburg@wickedfood.co.za

Runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.