• Pasta:
  • 200g Semolina
  • 200g Pasta Flour
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • squid ink paste
  • Sauce:
  • Hand full of clams
  • White Wine
  • Chilli
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. On a clean bench place flour and semolina into a mound. Make a well in the centre pour in the whole eggs, yolks and squid ink. Start mixing with your fingers, gradually bringing the flour into the centre forming a sticky dough.
  2. Fold additional flour into the dough turning it as you go. Continue this for a few minutes until a ball starts to form.
  3. Begin kneading the dough - pressing down and forward. Continue this until the dough develops a smooth, elastic texture. Balance with flour and water if needed, to reach the perfect texture. Rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough to a thin disc so that it is able to fit through the pasta machine. Begin with the pasta machine at the widest setting and pass through. Narrow the setting down by 2 notches and pass through again.
  5. Fold dough together and repeat the process twice.
  6. Continue passing the dough through each of the settings, reducing it by 1 every time until you reach your desired thickness. It should now be slightly translucent.
  7. Now feed the dough through the tagliarini attachment.
  8. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and add in your pasta and cook for 3-4 mins.
  9. Heat a deep pan, add the oil, garlic and chilli. Fry until garlic begins to golden, add the clams, a splash of white wine and cover. Cook until the shells open.
  10. Add the pasta to the pan and toss/reduce (work the starch) until you get a thickish sauce.