Fresh Pasta

If you are in the mood to get a little creative in the kitchen but you don’t want to make something too challenging, I highly recommend this recipe.  The dough is fun to make, yes it is a little time consuming, but it is so worth it.  Ladies, make this for your man and thank me later.  No carb left behind.  Bon Appétit, friends.

Photography by Sophie Marie Creative

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs; room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup semolina flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Water

Method

  1. Sift both of the flours into a pile on a clean counter
  2. Create a well in the center of the flour for the eggs.
  3. Crack the eggs into the center of the flour along with the salt and oil.  With a fork, whisk the eggs, careful to keep the egg mixture in the well without any spilling over the edges.  Slowly work flour into the egg mixture until a wet dough begins to form.  Once all of the flour is incorporated, begin kneading the dough.  Continue to kneed for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and bounces back if you poke it with your finger.  Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and let it rest on the counter for at least an hour.
  4. Cut the dough into 4 pieces.
  5. Using either a rolling pin or a pasta maker, roll out the dough.  If using a pasta maker, roll out the dough on setting #1 about 3 times then fold the dough in half and run it through about 3 more times.  Then move it to setting #2 and run it through 3-5 times.  Continue running it though the setting until you get your desired thickness.  I went up to setting #5 but only ran it through 2 times.
  6. Next cut your dough, either by hand or with a pasta cutter.
  7. You can cook the noodles right away in boiling salted water for 6-8 minutes, but I dried mine for about an hour before I boiled them.  Toss the cooked pasta in sauce and serve immediately.

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