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An Easy, Fresh Pasta Recipe

by ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 recipes

An Easy, Fresh Pasta Recipe

 

Former Italy tour leader, photographer, bike mechanic, and web guru extraordinaire, James Pippin, is quite the cook. Here’s his fresh pasta recipe:

Ingredients:

(use about 1 cup of flour, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of water per person eating)

 

  • 31/2 – 4 cups of flour

     

  • 5 eggs

     

  • 5 tablespoons of water

     

  • a pinch of salt

     

Slowly mix all ingredients in a large bowl or Cusinart-type pasta machine. When the dough is thoroughly mixed (sticky, but not REALLY sticky), put some flour on a large flat surface and place the dough on the flour. Flatten using a rolling pin (adding a little flour on top of the dough to keep it from sticking) until it’s very thin – 1/4 to 1/8 inch wide

You should have a large flat circular-shaped piece of dough. Cut in half, and roll each half gently as if they were fine cigars. Using a sharp knife, slice the rolled-up dough into 1/8 to 1 inch wide pieces (depending on how thick you want your pasta). You will have spiral shaped, circular pieces of dough – gently unroll these and you have linguini, or wider noodle pasta.

Cook in boiling water just like dry pasta, although cooking time is less with fresh pasta. Buon appetito!