DIY Pasta Dough
 
Makes about 1 pound of pasta dough.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk (perhaps a little more if the dough is dry)
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Place the flour onto a clean dry surface. Make a well in the center of the flour. Add in the eggs, olive oil, milk and salt. Use your fingers to begin to combine the flour and egg mixture. At first it might not feel like the dough will come together. Just keep mixing with your fingers. (If you are not feeling old school, you can drop the whole lot into a food processor). The dough will eventually come together into a ball. Brush aside any shaggy bits of dough that are left behind and add a little flour to your table surface as necessary.
  2. Knead the dough until it is smooth and shiny, about 10 minutes. Use a knife or bench scraper to cut the ball of dough into several pieces. Let these rest for about 30 minutes covered in plastic wrap so they will gain a little elasticity.
  3. Take one piece of dough and roll it out onto the floured surface with a rolling pin until it forms a rectangular piece about ¼-inch thick. Either continue to hand-roll the pasta or use a pasta roller to continue to thin the dough. Cut the pasta into a preferred shape. Cooking time varies for different shapes of pasta, but make sure you have plenty of well-salted simmering water to cook the pasta in. If there isn’t enough volume of water, the pasta might stick to itself. Fresh pasta cooks quickly – usually within a couple of minutes so watch it closely. You want the cooked pasta to be tender to the bite (al dente).
Recipe by Within The Wild at http://withinthewild.com/2011/06/pasta-dough/