Homemade pasta noodles beats store bought any day. I can remember as a kid when we as a family would make pasta. It was a family event. Mom and dad would make the dough and my brother and I would hang it up around the house to dry. There would be long strings of Linguini, Fettucine, and plain old spaghetti strung across the table, and the mantel.
I hadn’t made fresh pasta since a kid and decided to try my hand at it. It was delicious!! Add some homemade sauce to it and it’s a great meal.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Have a clean wooden surface ready with a light dusting of flour.
Combine the flour and salt in a bowl and mix together with fingers. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add all of the wet ingredients to the well. (Eggs, oil, water)
Mix them all together in the bowl. This works best if you use your fingers. It's a messy job but oh so much fun. Once everything is combined take out of bowl and kneed on lightly floured wooden surface.
Kneed until dough is smooth and elastic. Let the dough rest. Cover with foil or plastic wrap for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into four segments. Make sure to keep the unused pieces of dough covered until ready to use, they dry out quickly.
Take one lump of dough and follow the directions in your pasta machine. If you do not have a pasta machine roll out the dough and cut evenly with a knife or pizza roller. Use plenty of flour during this part to keep the pasta from sticking to each other. When you boil the pasta the flour will sink to the bottom so don't worry if it seems like there is a lot of flour stuck to the pasta.
(you may even want to cut the dough into smaller more manageable pieces during this part...but it's up to you.
Hang the pasta to dry or place in air tight container and keep in refrigerator. Enjoy!!