Basic Pasta Recipe

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PastaMy stepmother blessed us with the above pasta machine, and I use it to make everything from basic noodles to ravioli to lasagna to wonton wrappers.  The base recipe I use is as follows.

2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoon olive oil

In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten egg, oil, and mix. Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.
On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 5 minutes.  Bust into chunks and roll through the pasta machine.  If you lack a machine, grab a pin, flour up a flat surface, and roll it out thin and cut for your purpose.  Work briskly – this stuff starts to harden relatively quickly.

I find that pasta from this recipe cooks in rapidly boiling water in about 4 minutes regardless of the form it has taken.  Ravioli’s done in that time – so are lasagna noodles.

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