Handmade Pasta Dough
250g "00" Flour
100g Fresh Egg Yolks
1 Whole Fresh Egg
-Sift the flour onto a clean kitchen counter. in a mound. A wooden surface works best but metal or stone will do.
-Make a well in the center of the flour.
-Add your whole egg and yolks to the well.
-Using a fork, beat eggs and yolks into the flour slowly pulling the flour in as it thickens.
-When the mixture starts to come together, start to roll it into a ball with your hands.
-Begin to knead the dough.
-As the dough comes together. wash any dried bits of dough off your hands and return to kneading it.
-Kneading the dough usually takes 8-10 min. (It is hard to overwork pasta dough on the first kneading with this recipe).
-When the dough is smooth and not sticky, cover it in plastic wrap and set it aside for at least 30 min on your counter.
-Unwrap the dough and divide it into 4 pieces. Work one quarter at a time, keep the other pieces covered until ready to use.
-Pass the dough through a pasta machine starting at the thickest setting until you slowly reach the thinnest.
-Carefully dust each sheet with a bit more flour and let them sit for about 5 more minutes to air dry. It helps the noodles not to stick together when cut.
-Now your pasta dough is ready for whichever shape you would like to make!