Make Your Own Pasta

Ingredients

cups pasta flour
2 fresh eggs, beaten lightly
1 teaspoon olive oil
2/3 cup of warm water
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Preparation

1
Sift flour onto clean work surface or into a large bowl.
2
Make a well in the center of flour and pour two lightly beaten eggs into the well.
3
Add salt & oil
4
Mix ingredients with a fork, gradually adding the warm water until the dough is soft enough to handle
5
If the dough is too dry, slowly add a little more warm water, drop by drop - literally!
6
If the dough is too wet, add more pasta flour
7
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until it can be formed into a soft ball
8
Cover dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour
9
Divide dough in three pieces, roll each piece into a 1/2 inch thick sheet
10
Let sheets sit for five minutes
11
Cut noodles with a knife, or press through a pasta machine
12
Dry noodles on a rack for at least an hour before cooking, or place in refrigerator until use (good for about 24 hours)
13
Drop noodles into boiling water and cook for 8-12 minutes (test pasta after eight minutes), careful not to overcook
14
Drain, add sauce, and serve!

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About

Active time: About an hour
Total time: About two hours

A snippet from bottomlesskitchen.com: "Using a pasta machine for the first time can be frustrating, so make sure you are working slowly and following all of the steps. It is easy to forget to change the thickness, and can be difficult to work with the pasta to keep it uniform when you get down to the thinner settings, so be patient & remember no one will know they were mis-shapen once they are cooked"

Yield:

6.0

Added:

August 18, 2010

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