Thursday, December 29, 2011
Leave the box on the shelf
Don't let the concept scare you. It's simply 4 extra large eggs and 3 cups of unbleached flour (make sure it's not self rising). It's that simple. Mix, reserving 1/2 cup of flour to add as needed. Mix and kneed until feel is similar to a play dough. Add additional flour 1/4 cup at a time to get there. You may exceed the 3 cup total depending on the egg size.
Let rest 20 minutes before working dough. The rest is in pictures. If you have a rolling pin, work slowly until 1/8th of an inch thin, cut to size, boil until floating - in salted water - about 3-4 minutes at rull rolling boil. Water level will drop between boiling batches. Fresh pasta is thirsty.