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Basic Pasta Dough Recipe

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This recipe for pasta can be used in any Italian recipe, soups, pasta casseroles and much more. Fresh homemade noodles are worth the effort and make a good dish - outstanding. See for yourself today and try it.

This makes approximately:
1 1/2 lbs noodles




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Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 to 9 tablespoons water

Details

Servings 2
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 40mins

Preparation

Step 1

Put 1 cup of flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir with a fork to combine. Form a well in the center of the flour. Add 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of oil to the well and whisk together to combine.

Gradually begin to whisk in the flour with the fork from the side of the well. At the end, you will stir it in. The mixture will be crumbly. Add 1 tablespoon of water, sprinkling it over the dough.

Mix well with the fork to incorporate all of the water. Add up to 2 tablespoons more water, but only enough to form the dough into a rough ball with your hand. It will not be perfect in shape.

Work the dough on a lightly floured surface, pushing it with the heel of your hand. Work it for 10 minutes, or until the dough forms into an elastic, smooth ball.

Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Roll out the dough from the center of the ball according to the type of pasta you are going to make.

Rolling always from the center and away from yourself. Rotate the dough frequently to maintain it's shape. For rectangular and square sheets of dough; 1/4 turn. Circular ones; 1/4 turn at first, a little less with each roll. Keep unrolled portion the dough covered by the bowl.

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