Last week, a friend of mine asked me if I'd like to come by and make pasta with her. I've never used a pasta maker before so I was pretty excited to see how it worked. It was surprisingly easy, just time consuming. But time flies by when you are creating in the kitchen with a friend. Here's the recipe and how it all went.
2 cups flour (we did one batch with 1 1/2 cups white and 1/2 cup whole wheat and then a second batch that was 1 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat, both worked)
1 tsp water
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture begins to form a ball. Kneed the dough for a few minutes, sprinkling extra flour as necessary so the dough is not sticky. Cut dough into 4 pieces. Cover 3 with plastic wrap while working with the first one. Flatten out a little by hand or rolling pin and follow your pasta roller's instructions to create the kind of pasta you desire. I made fetuccini noodles with mine, and my friend made lasagna. I'll be posting the alfredo sauce my husband made to go with it soon.