Homemade Pasta

It's not that hard to make homemade pasta without a machine and it uses up eggs. That's important.

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour
3 eggs
1/2 tsp Salt
olive oil or water


Directions:

1. Put 2 cups of flour into a bowl, add the salt and mix to combine, then make a well in the middle of the flour. Crack three eggs and pour them into the well. I use duck eggs.
2. Mix well to combine the flour and the eggs. You can use a stand mixer or your hands- A spoon does not work so well. It should form a firm, moist ball, but it will probably still be a bit crumbly. Add either olive oil or cold water 1/2 tsp at a time until it is nice and firm.
3. Let it sit for at least a half hour. Most people wrap it in plastic, but I have a bowl that I use for this. You can let it sit overnight in the fridge, but bring it to room temperature before proceeding.
4. Cut your dough ball in half. Work with one half at a time.
5. Roll out your dough and cut it into your desired shapes.
6. To cook, bring water to a boil (you don't have to salt it because we already salted the noodles) and drop the noodles in the water for 3 minutes or so. Test them for doneness by fishing out a noodle and biting into it. Don't burn yourself.
7. Strain, sauce and enjoy.


Additional Comments:

You can freeze your pasta after it's cut. Make several little piles or nests on a cookie sheet and freeze for an hour, then store in a freezer container.

This dish is best served on the following occasions:

Beltane

It's always time for pasta. But in the late spring and summer when you have more eggs than you know what to do with, it's a great time.

This dish carries energies for the following magical purposes:

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