In a large bowl, sift flour and salt. Make a well in the middle add the oil and 3 eggs. With a blunt knife start to work the dough together. Pop your hands in now and bring the dough together work it into a ball.
Then bring it out and knead it for about 5 minutes on a floured surface, until it feels smooth and elastic.
Put it back into the bowl and cover for 15 minutes; this is letting it rest. Either roll it out on a board till very thin then cut long ribbons, or if you have a machine, roll it out through your machine and then through the cutters. Hang in a warm spot on a rod while you are waiting for the water to boil.
This should only take 3-5 minutes to cook. Make your favorite sauce and enjoy your own pasta.
|Time:||15-20 Minutes Preparation Time|
3-5 Minutes Cooking Time
By gail from Qld, Australia
Combine flours. Mound on work surface or in bowl. Make well in center adding egg yolks, milk, oil and salt and blend with fork. Gradually draw flour from edge of well into center until all flour is incorporated. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until dough comes together and is smooth and elastic. Cover or wrap in plastic and let stand 30 minutes. May be prepared 2 days ahead. Refrigerate.
Divide dough into thirds, working with one third and keeping the rest covered to prevent from drying out. If using a pasta machine, follow it's directions. If not, roll dough out on floured surface to a very thin thickness. Slice with knife or pastry wheel in widths you desire. Let dry 1 hour if you plan on freezing the noodles. Will store for up to 8 months.
By Robin from Washington, IA
I have a KitchenAid mixer with the pasta maker attachment. I'm dying to make my own fresh pasta, but I want to make it more wholesome and nutritional using whole wheat flour. Any ideas?
By Gregg from Victoria, BC, Canada
Stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and salt in a medium bowl, or on a clean board. Make a hollow in the center, and pour in the olive oil. Break eggs into it one at a time, while mixing quickly with a fork until the dough is wet enough to come together. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is stiff and elastic. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes to relax.
Roll out dough by hand with a rolling pin, or use a pasta machine to achieve the desired thickness of noodles. Cut into desired width and shapes. Allow the pasta to air dry for at least 15 minutes to avoid having it clump together.
Footnotes: To cook fresh pasta Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Fresh pasta cooks very quickly. It will float to the surface when fully cooked. Drain, and use as desired. good luck. (01/23/2010)
One of my friends ended up laying a sheet in an unused bathtub and putting the pasta on top of that to dry. She hasn't made it since. (01/25/2010)