Bucatini pasta can only be described as the most deliciously upgraded version of traditional spaghetti. Learn how to make bucatini noodles, where to buy bucatini pasta, and find out which sauces pair beautifully with this hollow pasta shape.
Combine flour, eggs and water with your paddle attachment. You don't want the dough to be crumbly or sticky...just doughy! Add an additional tablespoon of water until you reach the desired consistency, mixing on speed 4.
Using your dough hook, knead for 2 minutes on speed 4.
Switch to your bucatini attachment. Feed the dough through, catching the noodles with your other hand and immediately place into your pot of boiling water.
Boil noodles for three minutes and drain.
How to Store Fresh Pasta
Dry - After the pasta is cut or pressed, hang over a drying rack or lay out on the counter with plenty of space between each noodle and let air dry. (30 minutes at a minimum but can take up to 12-24 hours.) Turn the noodles periodically to keep them from sticking to the surface they are on. You can also cover them with a towel to keep any dust from settling on them while they dry. Store in an airtight container.
Refrigerate - Place fresh noodles on a baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Dust with flour and loosely fold them into nests. Allow them to dry another 30 minutes. Place in an airtight container and store refrigerated 2-3 days.
Freeze - Store in an airtight container. Keeps well up to 3 months. To Use: Add frozen pasta to a pot of salty boiling water and prepare al dente.