Simple Pasta Dough

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Total Time
15 mins
2 mins

This is a very traditional fresh egg pasta dough. It does not contain olive oil or water. When you cook it, it will be very light. In the cook time I said 2 minutes, but it really depends on what you are going to do with the dough. You could make lasagne sheets, or you could make fettucini, so these cooking times will be different.

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  1. In food processor, or by hand if you don't have a food processor, mix the flour and salt.
  2. Add eggs, and process (mix) until just starting to come together.
  3. Turn out onto a floured bench and knead until satiny, smooth and a bit springy.
  4. This will take 5-10 minutes.
  5. It should not be sticky.
  6. If it's sticky, knead in a little more flour.
  7. Wrap with plastic wrap and leave it on the counter to rest for an hour.
  8. The dough will then be ready to roll either by hand or in a machine.