Homemade Pasta

This is a great treat & lets you add any kind of flavoring that you want! I make mine in my KitchenAid mixer, but Mario Battalli just mixes it right on the countertop.
This makes a great gift when dried & packaged in a nice little wine bag along with jar of homemade sauce.

2 large eggs
2 c all-purpose flour (or 1 cup whole wheat flour & 1 cup all-purpose)

  1. Add eggs to mixing bowl & beat briefly with flat beater attachment.
  2. Add half of the flour & mix until incorporated.
  3. Remove flat beater & attach kneading hook.
  4. Add remaining flour & knead until fully incorporated (this may take a few minutes).
  5. Dough should not stick to the sides of the bowl. It should resemble very stiff bread dough.
    If dough is too crumbly, add a bit of water or oil. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  6. Cut dough into two or four pieces & roll out on a floured surface until about a thick as a pie crust.
  7. Flour top surface of dough & loosely roll it up to make a "log."
  8. Cut the "log" into thick or thin as slices, whichever you prefer, unroll & lay flat.
  9. Cook immediately in boiling water or dry in 150 degree oven for 24 hours (my oven stays about that hot if I just leave the light on).

*Cook's Note: I also like to add little things like a dash of oregano or a bit of tomato paste & garlic. Then I just top the cooked pasta with a bit of olive oil & a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Once you master this recipe (it's easy), you can figure out how to add all kinds of extras!*