Monday, June 25, 2012

Egg Pasta

Homemade pasta really isn't as hard to make as you think, its actually pretty easy!  I use my kitchen aid with the dough hook attachment and then I roll it out with my hand crank noodle making machine.  There's really nothing like homemade pasta, it melts in your mouth! 

4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour                                  
1/2 cup Semolina flour
1/2 tsp salt

In your mixer, lightly beat the four eggs.
In a medium sized bowl, mix all purpose flour, semolina flour and salt.
With your dough hook on the food processor,  slowly add the flour mixture one cup at a time.
Add up to two tablespoons of water if flour seems to dry. ( I always need the two tablespoons of water. )  You don't want it sticky to the touch so don't add more than the 2 tablespoons.  Once its sticking to the dough hook beat on medium speed for an additional five minutes.
 Remove and cover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes.

Roll out or  cut into sheets using your pasta rolling machine.

Beat 4 eggs.

Combine semolina flour, all purpose flour and salt.

Slowly mix with your dough hook,  adding up to 2 tablespoons of water.
You don't want it dry and you don't want it too sticky.

Continue to mix for 5 minutes on medium speed.

Wrap and set aside for five minutes.
 After the five minutes, cut this into four even pieces.

Feed through pasta machine cutting into desired shapes.

I used these sheets for lasagna.

If you're not going to cook your pasta right away,
 dry thoroughly and then store loosely in tin foil ( stores up to 3 months. )

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