I was told I forgot to give the pasta dough recipe when I posted the alfredo sauce recipe. I didn’t forget I just thought it was a simple thing that didn’t need posting, guess I was wrong. A traditionalist would probably slap my face for making pasta dough the way I do. The way I look at it is the way I look at building a house. Your not going to build a house using a hand saw your going to use power tools. The food processor is the perfect power tool for making pasta dough, so I use it.
Pasta dough is a simple thing to make even using the traditional method. Using a food processor it is ridiculously simple, it takes about 1 minute. My recipe actually came with my food processor and the only change I made was using 00 flour. This makes enough for 2 hungry pasta lovers or 4 people other than my wife and I. You don’t have to be as goofy as I am spreading everything out so it doesn’t touch on a pasta tree, you can just dust it with flour and put it on a cookie sheet.
2 cups 00 flour any brand works
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
AP flour for dusting
Put the flour and salt in a food processor, pulse 5 times to mix the salt in. In a bowl beat the eggs with the olive oil. Pour the eggs into the processor and pulse until dough comes together. Run the processor for 45 seconds to kneed the dough. Remove and form into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and rest on the counter for 1 hour. When you are ready to make the noodles cut the dough in 6 equal piece, keep covered until your ready to use each piece. Flatten the dough and dust with flour then roll through the pasta maker decreasing the thickness until it’s as thin as you want. Dust with flour often to insure it doesn’t stick to the rollers. Dust the dough and cut it into the type of noodle you want. Dust the noodles and dry for 1 hour before using. Remember they cook in 3 minutes and you need lots of water because of the flour.