Added by Arunadevi | Sun 11 Sep 2011 @ 14:02
This is a soft and amazing fresh pasta recipe that was inspired by the old Italian mamas.
1 cup semolina durum flour
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
Start with a large, clean work surface. Make a mound of the flour and salt with a well in the middle.
Add the water to the well, and start stirring with a fork, slowly incorporating all the flour until the dough comes together.
Knead the dough until it is soft and pliable. This might take several minutes.
Put in the fridge in a plastic film and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
A pasta machine is a pasta maker\'s best friend. Just follow these tips for flawless dough:
Use the machine for the final kneading. Run the dough through the widest setting on the machine, fold into thirds, and roll again. Continue this process until the dough is shiny and elastic.
Work the dough through the settings of the machine until the desired thickness is reached.
Four hands are better than two: enlisting some help with turning the handle of the pasta machine will make this job much easier.
If you\'re working with only a portion of the dough at a time, keep the remainder wrapped in plastic to prevent it from drying out.