Basic egg pasta (small batch) : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

Again this is an old recipe of mine. I think you could substitute semoline flour. Many pasta recipes do not use eggs but just flour water and oil. This and the other one and easily dried or frozen. If you roll it out and cut into strips. you can either hang it on hangers to dry. Or when it is almost dry make it into little nests to dry and bag when dry. If you put the pasta together befor eit is dry enough it will stick and be a big mess. Sometimes you can reroll it.

Very Basic Egg Pasta Recipe

1 cup flour (unbleached all purpose)

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon olive oil

Place flour and salt in a pile on the counter. Make a crater in the center of the pile and place the egg and oil into the crater. Begin inthe middle and break-up the egg and slowly mix in bits of flour a little at a time until you have a dough. This is messy but fun. add more l\flour a little at a time until your dough is not sticky, kneading it like bread dough. It should not be sticky, but elastic and shiney. You can place the ingredients in a bowl and mix too.

-- Susan in MN (, April 23, 2002


I always used eggs, flour and a dash of salt. Then I started making pasta with whole wheat flour, which I "thought" would make it togher. I read somewhere to add sour cream, so I added about 1/2 cup with 4 eggs and then blended the flour in as usual. It was awesome, very light and tender. Just something to try...

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, April 23, 2002.


What have you made with your whole wheat pasta? Did you use hard winter wheat or Pastry flour? Did you do it by hand or with a machine. I have been wanting to try this but didn't know where to begin. Thanks for the recipe, Susan. Can you grind your own semoline? Is that similar to white flour? Sorry for all the questions, but I would like to try this out.

-- Marie in Central WA (, April 23, 2002.

Marie, I would assume you could grind your own semolina, I've never done it. No it is not like flour is looks more like a finer corn meal. Most grocery stores sell it theses days.

-- Susan in MN (, April 24, 2002.

So far just noodles with chicken broth, but I want to experiment with other things too. I buy organic whole wheat flour that is already ground from an amish store. I store it in the freezer. It is $.70 a pound, which I don't think is too bad for organic...

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, April 24, 2002.

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