Homemade Pasta Dough
Process learned from many sources, but mainly adapted from Sally Schneider's A New Way to Cook Any extra dough can be rolled out, cut and frozen for future use.
Recipe type: pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 24 ounces/8 servings
  • 1¼ cups 00 or all purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Mound the flour on a large work surface. Create a well in the center with walls about 1½ inches high. Crack the eggs into the well. Sprinkle the kosher salt and olive oil over the eggs. Using a fork, lightly and carefully whisk the eggs, drawing in flour from the inner rim of the well bit by bit until the mixture comes together into a loose, shaggy dough.
  2. Knead the dough for about 8 minutes until smooth and elastic with just the slightest hint of stickiness, adding a teaspoon of flour at a time as needed to prevent sticking. If the dough feels moist and sticky, knead in a bit more flour.
  3. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Form each piece into a ½ inch disc, wrapping each in plastic wrap. Set aside and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  4. To roll out the dough, set your pasta machine to the widest setting. Flatten the dough into an oval, and feed the dough through the machine, guiding it with your hands. Fold the dough into thirds, lightly flour it, and pass it through the machine three more times at the same setting, folding each time.
  5. Without folding, pass the dough through each subsequent setting two times, until the pasta is at your desired thinness. Lay the dough out onto tea towels to dry for five minutes. Repeat with the remaining discs of dough.
  6. Cut the dough as desired. Here are a few options for pasta cutting.
  7. To cook, fill a large saucepan with water. Bring to a boil and add a generous amount of kosher salt (the water should taste like the sea). Cook for about 4 minutes, or until tender but still toothsome (Cooking time will change depending on the shape and thickness of the pasta. Add sauce to your heart's desire.
Recipe by Spoon With Me at https://spoonwithme.com/how-to-make-homemade-pasta/