Basic Egg Pasta Dough from How to Make and Cook Pasta (A Philosophical Approach)
|Prep Time:||1 hour|
|Number of Servings:||makes 4 servings|
|Ingredients:||1 1/2-2 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon cold water
1/4 teaspoon salt
Place 1 and 1/2 cups of the flour in a mound on a worktable and make a well in the center. In the well, place the eggs, water and salt. Using a fork, beat the liquids and slowly incorporate the flour. Shape the dough into a ball and begin to knead the dough. Knead the pasta for 10-15 minutes. If the dough will accept more flour work the remaining 1/2 cup of flour in as it is kneaded. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, refrigerate it and allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes. Roll and cut as desired.