Coloured Pasta Dough #Homespiration


Basic Pasta Dough 


For the dough:

(This makes extra which can be frozen to use at another time.)

  • 600g 00 flour

  • Semolina flour for dusting

  • 6 Eggs

  • Boiling water

  • Olive oil

  • Sea salt



  1. On a large surface or large bowl add the flour, make a well in the middle and crack the eggs into the centre. Using your fingers mix together until it comes together into a sticky dough.
  2. Knead the dough until it starts to become silky and is no longer sticky. Cover with a  wrap and place in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out the dough with a pasta machine into thin sheets, sprinkle semolina flour over to prevent them from sticking to your work surface.


For a purple dough: Add in ¼ cup pre-cooked beetroot pureed in Step 1, with the eggs.

For a green dough: Add in ¼ cup pre-cooked spinach puree (squeezed to remove as much moisture as possible) in Step 1, with the eggs.

For a red dough: Add in ¼ cup of tomato or sundried tomato paste in Step 1, with the eggs.

To make Ravioli:

  1. Using a shaped cookie cutter, gently cut out shapes one at a time from the sheets. Spoon a small tsp of the filling into the centre of the shape. Using a pastry brush, brush around the edges with a little water. Place another piece of pastry over the top and gently press around the edges to seal and remove any air bubbles. Sprinkle a large tray with semolina flour and place each piece on the tray while you make the remainder. Repeat the process until you have enough, any left-over dough can be frozen for another occasion.
  2. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil, add a drizzle of olive oil. Once boiling, add the ravioli and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes depending on your liking.
  3. Gently remove and drain the ravioli with a slotted spoon, reserving some of the cooking water.


Styling by Kayla Cameron. Visit her site here & Instagram here.

Recipe and photography by Bonnie Coumbe. Visit her site here & Instagram here.